Do Reports of WMD Found in Iraq Vindicate George W. Bush?

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The New York Times published an article this week that has re-ignited a 12-year-old debate: Was then-President George W. Bush right about Iraq? The report examined U.S. service personnel's encounters with abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq – and some conservatives were quick to pounce on the story as evidence that claims by Bush in the lead-up to the war that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction were true and that the United States' 2003 invasion was justified.

The article by Times reporter C.J. Chivers focused on U.S. soldiers who suffered from exposure to the sulfur mustard and other nerve gases which emitted from the bombs. According to the story, about "5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs" were found scattered across Iraqi soil. The U.S. government buried the cases from both the public and the troops. As a result, injured soldiers did not receive proper medical treatment.
New York Times Reports WMD Found in Iraq - US News

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...t/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html

When intelligence services are subject to excessive political influence, nothing good will emerge.
 

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New York Times Reports WMD Found in Iraq - US News

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...t/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html

When intelligence services are subject to excessive political influence, nothing good will emerge.
IIRC, Iraq had chemical weapons. But they were destroyed under international supervision. The George.W. Bush claim of WMD's was that Iraq still has these weapons and used the intelligence they had to destroy Iraq.
I don't think US can use the discovery of a few shells as proof that their invasion was on valid grounds. Unless they unearth stockpiles of such weapons which I doubt.
If they were captured by US, we would have already known about it.
If they were with the former Iraqi army, then they would have already used it against western targets.
A few shells here and there is no justification of the invasion.
 

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