Quote Originally Posted by Codythebest View Post
15 years of embargo. Even if they had weapons, the only way to use them will be putting a missile on 6 soldiers's shoulders running to the border to throw it. Just common sense...
You obviously were not paying attention during the UN sanctions. France, Germany, Russia and several Middle East countries were each violating the sanctions and were selling Saddam goods in violation of the mandate. Saddam was promising them rights to oil fields in exchange.

While Saddam claimed that we had starved 5,000 Iraqi children to death, he built over 30 new palaces. Iraqi markets were thriving due to products flowing in from neighboring countries. Sanctions do not work when you have a toothless UN issuing unenforceable mandates. Just common sense. . .