Thirteen years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a newly classified reports from the Joint Chief of Staffs, a body of senior uniformed leaders in the who advise the Defence Secretary, the National Security Council and the President of the United States on military matters, reveals that The Pentagon administration told Donald Rumsfeld that there was no evidence of WMD’s ((Weapons of Mass Destruction)in Iraq.
The report dated on September 9 2002, originated from Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld , details what the Bush administration already knew about the Iraqi government’s attempt to acquire WMD. By revealing the declassified files , POLITICO magazine reports that the blunt assessment report was an inventory of what US really knew- or more importantly didn’t know about the Iraqi WMD’s. “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.…” the report states.
The report also clearly mentions that large parts of Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs were concealed . As a result, the US assessments relied heavily on analytic assumptions and judgement rather than heavier evidence. The declassified report was a clear cut picture on how the Bush administration approached the issue as an effort to justify the pre determined conclusion rather than conducting an actual investigation.
“#We do not know if they have purchased, or attempted to purchase, a nuclear weapon.
#We cannot confirm the identity of any Iraqi facilities that produce, test, fill, or store biological weapons.
#We do not know the status of enrichment capabilities. We do not know with confidence the location of any nuclear-weapon-related facilities.
#We do not know if all the processes required to produce a weapon are in place.
#we cannot confirm the identity of any Iraqi sites that produce final chemical agent.” The report reveals.
It is now revealed that Iraqi war was based on false propaganda and fabricated evidence. It was nothing but another manufactured consent. The war which resulted in death of 165,000 Iraqis, 4,425 Americans and wounded 32,000 military men was literally build up on the ‘body of lies’.