An artillery round loaded with Sarin gas, or mustard gas, or buildings full of tanks of chlorine gas, are not inactive. They are chemical weapons. And they were not allowed. Because, even though your mind can't comprehend this, nothing was grandfathered in. The UN wasn't like, "Oh Saddam, I know you have chemical weapons now, and those are fine, but you can't make any more." I quoted the outright lines in the resolution that flat out say NOTHING IS ALLOWED.Where in this thread did you post the "exact wording of UN Security Council Resolution 687"? I don't see it. Where did it say that Saddam must get rid of all chemical weapons prior to 2003 even inactive ones?
Do you know what is more than nothing?
"5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs" were found scattered across Iraqi soil."
These weren't inactive. They were live ordnance. They worked. They were even used, when insurgents, often unknowingly, after having raided govt arsenals that Saddam purposely left open and unguarded right before and during the invasion, used them as IEDs, as artillery rounds were some of the most popular types. What happens when an artillery round full of mustard gas is detonated?
LOLHow did I move the goalpost? I asked for the type a specific type of evidence over a very specific thing. Where before did I ever ask for proof regarding UN inspectors? Nowhere? Then I couldn't have possibly move the goalpost. Doing so implies that I set a goalpost before, and THEN moved it. And since I didn't state a goalpost regarding this matter, what I did was set a goalpost, not move a goalpost.
This isn't as excruciatingly bad as every single crossbow thread you ever participate in, but its getting there.
The Iraqis didn't cooperate. Saddam said they'd cooperate. After the deadline that the US gave them, which shifted the political and strategic objective away from "Will he allow the UN inspectors?" to "Saddam has got to go." So their chance to cooperate or not (and Saddam would still have jerked them around, because that is what he did) was gone. Poof. No longer in existence.Either way, I provided you what the UN website says, and clearly the one doing the actual investigating said Iraq cooperated eventually.