The rationale for the Iraq War (i.e. the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent hostilities) has been a contentious issue since the Bush administration began actively pressing for military intervention in Iraq in late 2001. I twice first in 2001, sent through proper channels that Saddam was disarming all of his weapons, I was shown destroyed military equipment, Rockets etc. I had 100% complete cooperation from the Iraqi Military, they took me anywhere I wished to go,
I was give a list of must see places.-saw nothing dangerous at any of the site, so I sent again after the November 8, 2002 after UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1441. All fifteen members of the Security Council agreed to give Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its obligations and disarm or face the serious consequences of failing to disarm; I reported that Saddam was complying and completely disarmed of weapons of mass destruction after my visits in 2001 to Iraq, being allowed to go where ever I wished that Saddam was complying with the orders like the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies largely discredited evidence related to Iraqi weapons as well as links to Al-Qaeda, after see President George W. Bush continued his race to unilateral America invasion of Iraq. I published a series of Article in the Syria Times the official newspaper in English of the Syrian Government, like the one below that an risks of a preemptive attack are far greater than the risk the Japan Government took when they decided to bombed Pearl Harbor. & near the invasion of Iraqi, I questioned these character that President George W. Bush paid and created to give false testimony, people like Ahmad Chalibi, and his false defectors.
President George W. Bush paid Ahmad Chalibi and his false defectors millions of dollars to create false defectors to give false testimony about WMD which none of us professional believed after I sent this through proper channels with no results. Then I again trying to stop this insane decision of President George W. Bush to unilateral invade Iraqi; published another article in the Syria Times in January 2003 "CIA warns an invasion of Iraq will be a major setback in American war Terrorism this was what all my friends said 100%.
So if any of these Military knowledge less so called Republican Presidential candidates try to discredit President Obama about the situation presently in Iraq or the rise of ISIS they are lying to the American People! These GOP Presidential candidates think if they can destroy President Obama's legacy and reputation the the American voters will believe them and elect any of the Republicans Presidential candidates, because presently as of the last poll "resent they all are leading Hillary Clinton, because 90% of independent Voter consider Hillary Clinton as a dishonest liar, who name CIA sources in Libya and used her office to help her friend Sid Blumenthal in his Libyan business! Which is a felony and the election is still another 11 months a way!
The republicans can lie all they wish the only person responsible for the rise of ISIS and the completely unstable and very dangerous situation in the Middle East is President Bush Sr. and his son President George W. Bush.
Saddam spend billions of dollars on Palaces and Saddam statues while Saddam let over 1,490,000 Iraqi Civilians die because he would not spend his money on medicine or medical equipment.
Here I am standing next to one of Saddam million dollar statues.