Rumsfeld said Powell, along with other top Bush advisers and officials, truly believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction when he made a presentation to the UN Security Council in February 2003 -- and never spoke up during meetings with the president to raise objections about the war.
On the weapons of mass destruction that never surfaced despite being cited by the Bush administration as the primary justification for the war, Rumsfeld acknowledged: "My goodness, the intelligence was certainly wrong."
But he categorically refused to say whether he would have acted differently had he known then what he knows now about Saddam's alleged weapons.
"I have no idea. I have no idea," he said. "What you know today can help you on things you're thinking about tomorrow. It can't help you with things you were thinking about back then. Back then, there was reasonable confidence that he had these weapons."
GWB and now Rumsfield have admitted there were none...why do some insist that there were? The products removed in the wiwk leaks files were there since 93...and nothing new....Why are there still some that insist they were there? and does it change your view of the war in Iraq?Answer Question
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