Declassified Memo Proves the Pentagon NEVER Had Any Evidence of WMDs in Iraq

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 60 Comments

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By Justin Gardner | Activist Post

Thirteen years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is common knowledge that this war of choice was based on fabrications and slick propaganda. There were no weapons of mass destruction, the country posed no real threat to the U.S., and it was not a hotbed of terrorism until after Saddam was deposed.


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Now, a bombshell has dropped in the form of a leaked classified report—a “smoking gun” if you will—that confirms the utter deception carried out on the American people to support the invasion. It demonstrates just how far the cabal under George W. Bush, making up a group known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), would go to prey upon fear in pursuit of global hegemony.

While Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others were proclaiming their certainty about the imminent threats posed to the U.S. by Saddam’s Iraq, the leaked documents reveal that they knew almost nothing about any actual weapons or capabilities.

On August 16, 2002, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, head of the Joint Staff’s intelligence directorate, for a report on “what we don’t know (in a percentage) about the Iraqi WMD program.”

The findings, titled Iraq: Status of WMD Programs, were underscored by this statement:

Our assessments rely heavily on analytic assumptions and judgment rather than hard evidence. The evidentiary base is particularly sparse for Iraqi nuclear programs.


Regarding the actual programs, it says:

We’ve struggled to estimate the unknowns. … We range from 0% to about 75% knowledge on various aspects of their program…

Our knowledge of the Iraqi (nuclear) weapons program is based largely—perhaps 90%—on analysis of imprecise intelligence.

When forwarding the report, Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer answered Rumsfeld’s original question by noting, “We don’t know with any precision how much we don’t know.

Rumsfeld apparently believed the report had some significance when he sent it to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saying, “Please take a look at this material as to what we don’t know about WMD. It is big.

Considering that this was a summary of all that the U.S. intelligence apparatus knew about Iraq’s WMD capabilities (or lack thereof), how could any responsible leader try and sell the invasion to the American people?

Yet that is what happened, perhaps no more fervently than Vice President Dick Cheney. There are countless examples of Cheney stating in no uncertain terms the nuclear, chemical, biological and ballistic missile threats that Saddam’s Iraq posed to the U.S.

Cheney asserted that Iraq was secretly reconstituting its biological and chemical weapons programs, but the report stated:

We cannot confirm the identity of any Iraqi facilities that produce, test, fill, or store biological weapons.

We do not know if all the processes required to produce a weapon are in place. [The Iraqis] lack the precursors for sustained nerve agent production…we cannot confirm the identity of any Iraqi sites that produce final chemical agent.

While Cheney and the gang issued repeated fear-mongering about “mushroom clouds,” the report stated:

We do not know the status of enrichment capabilities. We do not know with confidence the location of any nuclear-weapon-related facilities.

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Days before Bush claimed that Iraq was developing ballistic missiles that could hit Israel with WMD, the report had found:

We doubt all processes are in place to produce longer range missiles.

The secret report was kept from the view of key players in the propaganda campaign, including Colin Powell who was made to look the fool. Just before the invasion, Powell said before the U.N. General Assembly:

My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we’re giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.

With this lack of factual evidence for their yearning to invade Iraq—a goal of PNAC since 1998—the war-mongering officials with deep ties to the defense industry proceeded to fabricate their own tales to justify the propaganda campaign.

They turned to a parallel intelligence apparatus that they created, which relied on a network of Iraqi defectors and exiles, most notably the late Ahmed Chalabi who admitted he provided wrong information.

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Back home, Cheney and Rumsfeld had set up something called theOffice of Special Plans, run by Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith. This Pentagon office sent raw intelligence from Chalabi and other nefarious sources directly to the president, unvetted by intelligence analysts and uncorroborated.

If there was ever a smoking gun, this is it. If there was ever enough reason to bring charges of war crimes and other abuses of power against George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, this report provides it.

Justin Gardner writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com

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  1. 10153871233552604@facebook.com' Fabiola Lazarus says:

    They dont need evidence to invade any Countries US brings democracy.

  2. 1660087790875719@facebook.com' Jason Figueroa says:

    No one seems to care, so that means no one in Washington will care. Remember, if the people lead, the politicians will be forced to follow. When people don’t, nothing happens.

  3. 1024163604322559@facebook.com' Vonda Brandon says:

    When i first heard about it I thought how in the heck did they find out? Someone just grabbed them by the hand and said over here wmd its over here see? Like lassie led them to it.

  4. 1319856348031345@facebook.com' Juliet Seer Pazera says:

    I’ve ALWAYS known they were crooks! There’s absolutely no sincerity in any Bush. Read the book by Russ Baker! The Bushes hide some dark secrets, senior and junior!
    It was all part of a money making scheme a long time ago! It’s always about MONEY!!! You’re naive if you think it’s not!

  5. 10207620297883280@facebook.com' Chris Hindhaugh says:

    An act of “terror” in the name of “freedom”
    By freedom I mean freedom to steal oil – opium and kill thousands of people in the process – it’s getting beyond a joke now – it’s like the world just accepts that The US does what it wants now – all theses men should be put In Jail for life.

    • 10153586431498764@facebook.com' Bram Maestro Fadenan says:

      Had always been that way for the past 50 odd years after the world war. The UN, Nato, IMF and World Bank are just tools for them to manipulate other weaker nations.

  6. 1670976773190304@facebook.com' Ryan Russell says:

    No surprise! Oil? Bitch, you cookin? Nobody said nothing about oil. Dave said it perfectly. We all know why they went in, well most of us do, lol.

  7. 827791104016224@facebook.com' Batsile Francis Matlhatsi says:

    REPUBLICAN PROPAGANDA….They always manipulate the stupid and weak minded Americans.watch out for Trump too…

  8. 951126988264421@facebook.com' David Covington says:

    despicable humans…if you can call them humans…disgusting and a disgrace to humanity…

  9. 856918127739811@facebook.com' Lars de Vreugd says:

    Rick Nijhof 😉

  10. 994050010668365@facebook.com' Martha Lee says:

    We tried to tell people and they wouldn’t listen. History will repeat itself if they don’t listen now!

  11. 912492098841602@facebook.com' Gilles Lacoursiere says:

    No shit. The perpetuation of an “enemy” is needed to continue the advancement and profitability of Americas greatest industry. The best economic and profit garnering scenario for this industry is perpetual threat and war.

  12. 10153517059919812@facebook.com' Al Mart says:

    off with their heads!!!

  13. 921584061296573@facebook.com' Raymond Herbst says:

    Thy will have to answer to god for all the incent lfe.s that they killed when his dad was in office sadom said he was going to kill him so the son got mad and started a war bast on lies he and all evolved some day they will DE juged.

  14. 10153478683270762@facebook.com' Dave Marriott says:

    i knew this 12 years ago but few wanted to believe it.. happy to wonder thru life with blinders on.. most of the bush administration and military advisors including colin powell should be charged and sentenced for war crimes.. the worst part of it all is that the lies are continuing to this day.. i am waiting for the fact that 911 was an inside job to come out.. move along folks, nothing to see here.

    • 10205690021789571@facebook.com' Janet Elise Bray says:

      To people like them, the citizens of their country who were killed are simply “collateral damage,” much as Timothy McVeigh stated after he bombed the Murrah Bldg., (that had a child care center in it) in Oklahoma City. Sociopaths with no conscience.

    • 10153478683270762@facebook.com' Dave Marriott says:

      i agree however if you have ever seen on youtube the interview with Brig Gen Ben Partin on the fact that the truck bomb did not destroy the Murrah building, it will open your eyes to the true evil of the american government.. they removed the other explosives on the other support columns because they did not detonate..

    • 1090545660958737@facebook.com' Kate Walker says:

      Dave Marriott well done. Glad people are still working on that truth. Whenever someone “confesses” so that there is no trial and no truth comes out and then is “disappeared” I know the truth has gone underground.

  15. 1157776224251766@facebook.com' Paulette Sanchez says:

    From ReNewAmerica.com – On January 25, 2004, on Fox News, Chris Wallace asked Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry why he had voted against the resolution to confront Saddam Hussein after his invasion of Kuwait but voted for the resolution to invade Iraq. Kerry said in response: “We were misled; misled not only in the intelligence, but misled in the way that the president took us to war. …I think there’s been an enormous amount of exaggeration, stretching, deception.”

    Yet, John Kerry has been giving speechs for more than 6 years about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. In fact, on January 28, 1998, with Democrat Bill Clinton in the White House, Sen. Kerry voted for Senate Concurrent Resolution 71 which warned of the “continued threat” posed by “Iraq’s refusal to “end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” That resolution, entitled “Iraq’s Threat to International Peace and Security” stated:

  16. 10153851948304120@facebook.com' Jacquie Zepeda says:

    Only in the USA

  17. 178461899180855@facebook.com' Luigi Piaggio says:

    Porca Madosca con codesti Barbari!

  18. 1119683231453558@facebook.com' Andrew Gray says:

    mass murderers!

  19. 1536461226673993@facebook.com' Sean Ryan says:

    Lol first of all I’m a democrat.. But Clinton Kerry and everyone else thought the same damn thing.. Like most kook left wingers you produce a article with zero evidence other than “leaked documents”.. What a FN joke.. The democrats thought the same damn thing.

  20. 10205353010644728@facebook.com' Artem Zemelyev says:

    Had evidence of oil.

  21. 10205790593903836@facebook.com' Daniel Ryan says:

    I read a book by Iraqi General Georges Sada who was a childhood friend of Saddams and in his Military. The book says WMD’s were there, eventually put in container trucks that drove 24 hours a day to hide, and eventually flown to Syria during their devastating earthquake. Strangely Isreal bombed Syria after and to this day is all hush hush.I think the art of war involves deception, and we’ve been told only what they want us to know..

  22. 1235915693090850@facebook.com' Linda Foster says:

    Always said bush is warmonger &worse as great allies he dragged us in too

  23. 1672286379709745@facebook.com' Tina Burnett says:

    Surprise, Surprise, they lied !

  24. 10201123147116450@facebook.com' James Keary says:

    these three remind me of that emergency number usa aah!9/11

  25. 10206733050259767@facebook.com' Jacqui Bonnel says:

    How shocking the government lies…

  26. 590998064385202@facebook.com' Christian Andersson says:

    Duh….

  27. 10207292869053370@facebook.com' Chuck Dawson says:

    No shit.

  28. 10153369818888317@facebook.com' Shane Lee Hamrick says:

    Now Now Now. We all must not hast so boostly. We all know that nothing is ever going to get out, soon as he became president the shredded all the docs as soon as he left office… This is why he made the law staying that you can’t speak against Bush family or you will go to jail…. If you remember that bill passing fast..

  29. 1017022618341766@facebook.com' Dolly Jones says:

    politics now is like a bad episode of dallas

  30. 1851825931710562@facebook.com' Susan Ross says:

    Surprise.

  31. 1614784315457665@facebook.com' Roland Jacko says:

    no laws for this?,what the damn hell

  32. 174271679605066@facebook.com' Steve Stout says:

    The Amazing thing is the people who believed that America needed to be in the Vietnam war believed the Bush Administration about Iraq. As Audley said, masses… Dumb asseso

  33. 1127199660638014@facebook.com' Cheryl Baker says:

    Disgraceful !

  34. 10207568689442656@facebook.com' Denise Thompson says:

    Theres a surprize ( NOT ) XXX

  35. 493860864098973@facebook.com' Robin Cameron says:

    I think we all knew that – at the time.

  36. 166488907057120@facebook.com' Jonny G Robles says:

    So Rudy Ortiz this article must b a lie, because our government would never do something like this

    • 10153845894416635@facebook.com' Michael John Wilson says:

      are you even awake, have you seen the movie imitation game, about the cracking of the enigma code, about the first bloke that invented what we know today as the computer the information remained classified for 40 years and because he was gay he was never recognised for what he did until after he was dead, mate there is something like 250 american military bases worldwide occupying most countries of the world with enough reach and firepower to destroy the world hundreds of times over if you dont think these leaders are capable of such acts you have absolutley no idea , also did you realise roosevelt wrote a policy towards the end of the second world war that we will get our hands on all the oil at whatever cost neccesary as being the greatest prize of humanity, now its no surprise is it that the invasion of IRAQ happened because geoligists and oil refiners all know that IRAQ has what is believed to be the largest known oil reserve on THE FACE OF THE PLANET, wake up slave there is more blood on the hands of the west than any other country in the world, sorry dude you have been lied to and you believe it, remember this “ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN” do your research

  37. 10153751479245269@facebook.com' Krista Carignan says:

    I’m curious, is ANYONE surprised?

  38. 998608260169833@facebook.com' Tom M Skokin says:

    DO YOU THINK????

  39. 10203418394620226@facebook.com' Russ Ridlington says:

    6-+

  40. 10206500897933858@facebook.com' Jurgen Knorr says:

    wow now there is a suprise lol

  41. 948272025255659@facebook.com' Robyn Ferrian says:

    To die or get seriously injured for a lie. To sacrifice yourself with the best of intentions only to find out your sacrifice was solely so that somebody in the industrial military complex could make money. I truly sympathize with grieving parents and wounded veterans who were betrayed by the whole contrived war. That we are still bogged down to one degree or another in that part of the world is a serious crime. I am all for patriotism. I am all for supporting our troops and defending our country. I am proud when I see our flag waving high. I am grateful and touched by those who step forward to defend our country. This horrible betrayal on the part of our leaders is both a disgrace and a crime. There needs to be some form of accountability. The likelihood of anybody actually going to jail or even paying some significant fine or some other method of atonement is very probably zero. What I do think is reasonable is one to make sure that any and all veterans get any and all the assistance that they need to get their lives back together. No ifs ands or buts but a full out total commitment to assure veterans help. It would also be correct to come up with some kind of a process so that it doesn’t happen again.

  42. 10204967193724972@facebook.com' Steve Parker says:

    An excuse to make a grab for more oil, control the middle east and protect their buddy Saudi Arabia.

  43. 1920470208177557@facebook.com' Dietmar Wöhrer says:

    Hunting the Busch Familie now ist Time now ???

  44. 912887305432814@facebook.com' Luiz Carlos Salgueiro says:

    Foram só 3 mil. Estamos longe de nossa meta que é de 7,5 bilhões.

  45. 1509939922639251@facebook.com' Becky Dowell says:

    That we hate you, war will not save us now . Kind of important to know who the enemy is exactly

  46. 1049318651759525@facebook.com' Tim Sholtis says:

    This is being brought up to stop the investigation of hillary especially Emails. Remember the Bush administration. Deleted 30,000 emails concerning invading Iraq.

  47. 1150093271670847@facebook.com' Steve Winnicki says:

    9/11 was the biggest false flag scam ever pulled on the usa,,, and the “Terrorists did it ” LIE continues to this day … BUSH CHENEY RUMSFIELD ALL MUST HANG…. I will PISS ON THEIR FUCKING GRAVES if nothing else… EVIL BASTARDS!!!

  48. 1172895132738621@facebook.com' Eddie Smith says:

    Oh but Obama uses kinder gentler drone strikes doesn’t he?

  49. 449248328593013@facebook.com' Kim Rice says:

    I think the people who listened to them and took action based on their obvious lies (they were to many of us at that time) are just as culpable.

  50. 142782652762694@facebook.com' Morris Greenrey says:

    loose change 2

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