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Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis). A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)



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Lies of the Iraq War, 11 Years Later

3rd March 2014      by: Tom Woods     

The war in Iraq began 11 years ago this month. Here’s an excerpt from a recent episode of the Tom Woods Show, in which Scott Horton demolishes the typical claims advanced for the war once and for all, including the low-level-neocon fallback position: “Saddam shipped the WMDs to Syria!”

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  • paltro56

    Let’s not forget that even when all the WMD and production facilities had been destroyed. the Clinton regime kept Iraq under sanctions. Those sanctions resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi infants. Madeleine Albright, mouth piece for the government in reference to the massive death totals of innocent children was quoted as saying it was worth the price.

  • John Minehan

    If you really favor a “hard-headed, morally clear foreign policy, how could you favor destabilizing a country with a sizable Shia population on the border of Iran? One of the most wrong headed geo-political moves since Croesus of Lydia attacked the Persians. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croesus)

  • guest

    As a former Neocon, let me say that I don’t consider the “he hid the WMDs” argument as unplausible, even after being educated by Ron Paul and the other Austrians as to our role in provoking the Arab world toward radicalism in 1953, and coming to understand that the UN violates individual liberty and should have had no say in anything, ever.

    This is the kind of stuff I was offering back then:

    Saddam Hussein Said WMD Talk Helped Him Look Strong to Iran
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/01/AR2009070104217.html

    “Saddam Hussein told an FBI interviewer before he was hanged that he allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction because he was worried about appearing weak to Iran, according to declassified accounts of the interviews released yesterday.”

    Saddam Hussein Talks to the FBI
    http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB279/index.htm

    “He selectively outlines recent Iraqi history and acknowledges some mistakes, including the destruction without U.N. supervision or verification of some of Iraq’s WMD arsenal left over from the 1980s.”

    So, he wanted everyone to think he had WMDs, and he was able to destroy some without anyone knowing it.

    If you can destroy WMDs in secret, can’t you also hide them?

    Also, since, as Ron Paul noted in the following video, that the Arab world had been uniting like never before due to our bad foreign policy …

    War and the Constitution | Ron Paul
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo4kdGhsbls#t=34m36s

    … why would it seem strange to think that they had been working together to hide and develop WMDs?
    Just a thought. Us [former] Neocons aren’t all bloodthirsty, and we’re not all hillbilly retards, and we’re not all unreachable (Austrian Economics is the gateway drug for Neocons).

  • guest

    *implausible



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