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Of all the arguments for war, this was one of the most idiotic.  That the Republican Guard, after the first Gulf War, and years of sanctions, was still ‘strong.’  I quote: “After reviewing about 400 analytical documents written by the intelligence agencies from 1991, after the first gulf war, to 2003, when Mr. Hussein was toppled, the committee unanimously concluded that ‘the body of assessments showed that Iraqi military capabilities had steadily degraded following defeat in the first gulf war in 1991. Analysts also believed those capabilities would continue to erode as long as economic sanctions remained in place.’”  My italics.

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