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Category: WMD

Force will contain Saddam Hussein’s WMD’s

“The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world. The credible threat to use force, and when necessary the actual use of force, is the surest way to contain Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction program (and) curtail his aggression.”

- Bill Clinton , 1998.

Saddam Hussein has WMD.

“Serving on the Intelligence Committee and seeing day after day, week after week, briefings on Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction and his plans on using those weapons, he cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons.”

- John Edwards

Saddam Hussein has WMD.

“[I]t is clear that he [Saddam Hussein] has a residual of chemical weapons and biological weapons.”

- Joseph Biden , August 4, 2002.

Saddam Hussein has WMD.

“We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities.”

- Robert Byrd , September or October 2002.

Saddam Hussein has WMD.

“[Saddam Hussein] will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”

- Sandy Berger , February 1998.

Iraq had WMD.

“It is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons [in Iraq].”

- Bill Clinton , Several months after the U.S. invaded Iraq.

Saddam Hussein used WMD.

“Remember, Peter, this is a man who has used poison gas on his own people and on his neighbors repeatedly. He’s trying to get ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons, chemical and biological weapons. He could be a mass murderer of the first order of magnitude. We are not going to allow that to happen.”

- Al Gore , December 16, 1998.

Saddam Hussein used WMD.

“[I]f you allow someone like Saddam Hussein to get nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, biological weapons, how many people is he going to kill with such weapons? He’s already demonstrated a willingness to use these weapons; he poison gassed his own people. He used poison gas and other weapons of mass destruction against his neighbors. This man has no compunctions about killing lots and lots of people.”

- Al Gore , December 16, 1998.

Saddam has WMD.

“Saddam’s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose real threats to America today, tomorrow. . . . [He] is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East. He could make these weapons available to many terrorist groups, third parties, which have contact with his government. Those groups, in turn, could bring those weapons into the United States and unleash a devastating attack against our citizens. I fear that greatly.”

- Jay Rockefeller , October 10, 2002.

Saddam Hussein is building WMD.

“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.”

- Carl Levin , September 19, 2002.