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Do you think President George W. Bush intentionally lied about WMDs because he wanted to invade Iraq?

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08/09/15 7:05 pm

I don't believe President Bush cunning enough for the deed. But his immediate entourage? Definitely!

RadicalJack Anarcho Syndicalist
08/08/15 2:50 am

Duh. Gonna make my daddy proud. Bam bam bam, eyyy look who just killed a million people! Beatcha pops!

JZH98FL Florida
08/07/15 2:14 pm

The U.N. Released a report saying that there was evidence to believe that Iraq had WMDs. Of course, we now know that was not correct. We shouldn't judge President Bush based on what we know now, but on what we knew then.

08/05/15 10:27 am

This question assumes one believe the President lied versus telling the truth. The wording is biased.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/03/15 11:06 am

At first I thought they disassembled them and sent them somewhere. But I think Dick Cheney has something to do with it. He seemed like he was running the whole "war" didn't Haliburton make boatloads of cash from it? Aka Charlie Wilson's War?

08/03/15 10:30 am

No, and anybody who thinks so has their head in the sand. You just want that lie to be true to perpetuate the myth that somehow one political party is better than another. And that is simply not true.

TheeCommie Michigan
08/03/15 2:08 pm

What if you believe that Bush knew and think both parties suck?

08/03/15 10:09 am

If Obama had lied to go to war, and did all the same things Bush did, some of you people would have brought a hanging noose to the White House steps!

08/03/15 10:02 am

I believe he may have been led down the wrong path by the people around him, Cheney, Rumsfeld, but ultimately he is the president of these United States, it is his job to KNOW if war is a viable option, a he is doing it for the right reasons.

cowboy Doors of Perception
08/03/15 3:39 am

No. Saddam used them then shipped them off to Syria while Congress was debating about going in for a month. Still wasn't a good enough reason to go in there.

alval California
08/02/15 9:02 pm

I truly believe that President G W Bush is a good person; if anyone, I would say Cheney did it.

badattitude no place like home
08/02/15 6:20 pm

Even the democrats thought there was WMD's. There must have been some credible information. Did anyone notice that Syria got those chemical weapons from their next door neighbor Iraq? Just like Bush said was happening.

08/03/15 10:13 am

Your right breck, we all did, we were all blinded with sorrow and patriotism, if it was a conspiracy, or inside job on the towers, for us to be pushed into war, it was a masterful job. We as a country just wanted revenge after that.

badattitude no place like home
08/03/15 2:21 pm

I don't believe any conspiracy theories. They wanted to kill us. The FBI and NSA listened to the plot on the radio. The planes really flew into the buildings. My friends were killed on those planes. So that's obviously not a conspiracy. You're right

badattitude no place like home
08/03/15 2:25 pm

That we wanted revenge, Afghanistan was obviously the place to fight them. Why Iraq? Why then? Sadam was a psycopath. Okay, so? Were his chemical weapons going to kill us? No. It was a crazy idea to go in there.

08/02/15 12:25 pm

I think Bush gave shoddy info to sell the war I think he also had advisors that gave him bad informatiom leading him to lie about 60%. (All thought, no research will be reading to learn more.)

grumpyjax Arizona
08/01/15 8:58 pm

to the clowns citing the NYTimes story, those weren't the weapons we were looking for. We were looking for an active WMD program, was never found. Keep guzzling your kook-aid & mayonnaise sandwiches inbreds

grumpyjax Arizona
08/01/15 8:54 pm

I can't believe conservatives still want to argue Iraq. bush went in there with cherry-picked intel, blew $1trillion, killed 100,000 Iraqis, & 5,000 of our men. North Korea has WMD, why aren't we there??

benjaminjump Columbus, Ohio
08/02/15 10:01 pm

North Korea doesn't have oil like the ME and Obama has wasted much more then 1 trillion.

grumpyjax Arizona
08/03/15 4:30 am

Obama wasted $1trillion on what war? Obama spent money to stop us from going into a depression, he was successful at that although the economy isn't the strongest. Bush was worst president since ww2

08/03/15 10:05 am

You know why they aren't in North Korea? They are a real threat! We would lose tens of thousands of lives fighting that war. Plus they don't have anything we want.

benjaminjump Columbus, Ohio
08/03/15 6:03 pm

We would kick the shit outta north Korea like we did iraq.

08/01/15 8:36 pm

Democrats believe anything their media tells them....smh

grumpyjax Arizona
08/01/15 8:51 pm

like wen Rush Limbaugh told your people Iraq was a good idea or when he told your people it's was going to be a "Romney landslide"? Or that trickle down works?

08/03/15 10:07 am

And so do republicans, any dribble that spews of Bill o Reilly's and the rest of cocks new's mouth is the gospel truth!

JGTheMan Here
08/01/15 5:34 pm

Um, he had the sam intelligence as congress that authorized the use of force. The WMDs were there, they were used on the Kurds. They also found them after they went in. There was no lie.

ChUcky16 Tulsa, OK
08/01/15 5:34 pm

We found WMD's. They were chemical weapons and several of our soldiers were injured from exposure. They also had scud class A and B delivery systems.

ishady 86451132020
08/01/15 5:31 pm

That devil in human form cheney convinced him it would be good for the economy. Of course
they would make money as well.
They fucked the taxpayers out of millions.

08/01/15 6:13 pm

Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the UN also believed there were WMDs

ishady 86451132020
08/02/15 4:23 am

They managed to manufacture enough " evidence" to convince them, yes.
And those dummy's thought that going against the war fever after 9/11 wasn't politically prudent.

They were all wrong.

karv34 philadephia
08/01/15 3:05 pm

I think most people who voted didn't even know what this poll meant

08/01/15 2:43 pm

Get real

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
08/01/15 10:46 am

When someone says "be afraid of my WMD's", it's safe to assume he has them. However Hussein didn't and he was just spouting a lot of hot air. So again, he said he had them.

timeout Boston Strong
08/01/15 9:44 am

Just like the Tonkin Gulf incident of Vietnam. The WMDs were an excuse to get us into a war with Iraq we did not need.

08/01/15 9:43 am

There is no denying his actions although it was done because of bad information from Chaney, Rumsfeld. The CIA acquiesced to providing unverified intelligence the Administration wanted and needed to invade Iraq.

Wooperth Blue Dog Democrat
08/01/15 9:30 am

Even if they did have WMD's, that's not a fair reason to invade and destroy a country and its people.

UK, France, India, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea made WMD's but no one invaded...

08/01/15 9:14 am

Iraq is one of the few countries in the world who actually used WMD's..on its own Kurdish population.

badgerben Las Vegas
08/01/15 5:20 pm

Other than the U.S. Of course

08/01/15 9:13 am

George Tenent, CIA Director under Clinton & Bush convinced both that WMD's were in Iraq.

08/01/15 8:17 am

I don't know where to draw a line between intentionally lying and very specifically cherry picking Intel and using it to sell a war like a used car salesman. I don't care whether it was purposefully bad or a blunder, motives don't matter to the dead.

thegoodtwin NH
08/01/15 6:55 am

He didn't lie... They found WMDs. Just ask the thousands of soldiers who were injured finding them.

rambo088 kansas
08/01/15 7:43 am

They found unusable unweaponized gas canisters, which we gave them to fight iran with

rons WOKE is sick
08/01/15 6:41 am

If he like then Kerry, Clintons, Congress, the Brits, the CIA, the FBI, the UN, Powell lied too.

HitlerWasRight 4th Reich Now
08/01/15 6:22 am

He knew it was BS, he wanted to go over and get his greedy hands on any oil he could and wage war against Christianity's enemy. The war was fucking BS.

shygal47 Florida east coast
08/01/15 6:06 am

I think he chose what parts of intelligence met his preconceived notions. Even tho he was effective in avoiding VietNam, he wanted to be a War President and to outdo his Dad. The psych of GWB is a study of failed ego.

08/01/15 4:16 am

He didn't lie...they found weapons. Let's take a look in Al-Assads closet and Id bet he has WMDs that say property of Sadam Hussein

beamsf15 Boise, ID
08/01/15 12:30 pm

What you said is exactly right. Never publicly released because of regional geopolitics. Evidence eventually came out, but ignored. You'll never convince those who hate Bush that he did nothing out of malice. Poor decisions, maybe. Warmonger, no.

JHawk3205 MD
08/01/15 2:26 am

Of course he couldn't just come out and say it was for oil, or to finish what his father started.. That's just silly...

MrWalrus Undergrid
08/01/15 3:07 am

No it was because he had to finish with Bill Clinton couldn't finish

ThomG25 Texas
08/01/15 4:01 am

No, his father was actually smart enough not to push into Baghdad in pursuit of Saddam. He could have easily done it if he wanted to, but he actually used his head.

kweensixx WA
08/01/15 1:40 am

Read this too fast and thought it said "WebMD" 😂

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
07/31/15 11:20 pm

Of course not! What president would WANT to get servicemen killed for that dumb reason? It's just not true.

Congressman Louisiana
08/01/15 1:36 am

I hope that's sarcasm.

erika348 Texas
08/01/15 6:17 am

It is not sarcasm, you are being divisive as usual Congressman.

Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
08/01/15 9:54 am

Not even close to sarcasm. 'Tis simply true.

bnnt Los Angeles
07/31/15 11:12 pm

I don't think so, maybe his advisors were being extra pushy, and just coming off 9/11 just made Iraq
more risky.
I'm sure it was a difficult choice, but I remember how uncertain the world seemed at that time. Scary times...

07/31/15 10:59 pm

The truth was that there were no WMD's in Iraq. The chemical weapons had all been destroyed/sold in the 90's. The Bush administration sold us a lie. A lie much more serious than Benghazi or any faux Hillary scandal.They should never be forgiven.

MrWalrus Undergrid
08/01/15 3:10 am

Did your parents have any children that lived?

Thatsmychin Oregon
08/01/15 3:22 pm

NYT reported on a FOIA request just last year. They have been finding wmd's for years. Didn't get a lot of attention on comedy central so you might have missed the news.

08/02/15 9:11 am

The WMD program was NOT active. The bombs weren't being mass produced or hidden as bush claimed. The war in Iraq was a disaster that completely destabilized Iraq and made way for Isis. Iraq didn't attack us on 9/11.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
07/31/15 10:57 pm

No, but he was certainly eager to "finish the job". WMDs and 9/11 gave him and his neo-con cronies a quick and convenient excuse to go to war, as evident by the non-existent exit strategy and failure to secure the country after Saddam.

MrWalrus Undergrid
08/01/15 3:11 am

Bill Clinton and the evidence presented gave him plenty of reason to go to war. Remember Bill Clinton wanted to play nice with the people that attacked the world trade centers the first time in 1993.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
08/01/15 4:37 am

We're talking about Iraq and the "axis of evil" player Saddam Hussein, who had nothing to do with 1993 or 2001.

07/31/15 10:37 pm

Honestly I don't think he himself knew there was no weapons but his admin did or someone he believed to be credible told him.

ThePraetorian Tennesse
07/31/15 10:33 pm

It's called the petrodollar

08/01/15 5:17 am

Righhhhhhht, because of all the oil we took. At least falling prices though, right? Do you guys ever think when you say that?

ThePraetorian Tennesse
08/01/15 6:21 am

I don't think you understand what the petrodollar is lmfao, how is falling oil prices NOW relevant, when we invaded Iraq more then a decade ago? How about you think before you speak

leader77 California
07/31/15 9:56 pm

If you believe Iraq was 100% forthcoming and cooperative in the lead up to the war, then you're delusional.

The UN set the rules of the game a decade before the invasion. Bush simply held Hussein to the terms already agreed to.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
07/31/15 9:46 pm

There was no lie. The WMD were there.

leader77 California
07/31/15 9:56 pm

Not to mention, weapons were hauled to Syria in the months leading to the invasion!

kspells TheOtherOtherside
08/01/15 8:50 am

The only understandable thing W said in his entire presidency was the phrase: Watch out for Syria, that's where the WMD were smuggled. I think he closed every speech, interview, press conference etcetera with it

ArceusBlitz Left wing Libertarian
07/31/15 8:40 pm

Regardless, he should've never invaded

htcbump Florida
07/31/15 8:35 pm

If you read Woodward and several others you will discover Bush was probably wrong but very bright and wanted the facts. Little is mentioned by most folks that Saddam wanted the world to think he had all sorts of WMDs, above all, Iran.

MrWalrus Undergrid
08/01/15 3:12 am

Maybe he wanted them to believe that he had WMDs because he had them. He had previously used them.

evan2048 Michigan
07/31/15 8:29 pm

Because Cheney wanted to invade Iraq. Bush was a week-minded puppet but a totally lovable fun dude

Spiritof76 USA 1776
07/31/15 11:03 pm

I agree, Cheney, Wolfelwitz, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Bremer all were the masterminds of Iraq. Bush was their mouthpiece. BTW, none of these people ever fought in battle and only Rummy served in the military for any length of time, during peacetime.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
08/02/15 7:10 pm

You can't rebuild something that is still standing.

ProbablyEug Oakland
07/31/15 8:27 pm

No, but I think he had bad intelligence and then stayed the course to avoid embarrassment.

blw1104 Pennsylvania
07/31/15 8:23 pm

He didn't lie, the CIA was lied to by someone who wanted Saddam gone.

Think Lovin Life
07/31/15 8:25 pm

What exactly was the lie?

kman101256 Princeton, WV
07/31/15 8:20 pm

Of course he didn't lie.....and the Tooth Fairy, and Easter Bunny are both real