U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (Robert Gates) has announced that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction, reports RIA announcements. So Makarov, U.S. officials acknowledged that excuse for the invasion of Iraq was invented.
"The problem for the Yankees with this war is that those assumptions and guesses, based on which we have decided to launch military actions — that Saddam has a weapon of mass destruction — were unfounded. And if to turn back, even if it is assumed that at the moment things are fine, so (war in Iraq) Will always be clouded by how it all began. That's the reason that the Iraqi war is not so little controversy even at home, "- said Gates. Notwithstanding the fact that excuse for the U.S. invasion recognized fictional, the head of the defense department warned against charges of the address of the armed forces of the United States. "One can not dispute, and the president mentioned it in his speech the other day — it was achieved thanks to the South American fighters" — said Gates.
Recently the head of U.S. President Barack Obama announced the end of "Operation Iraqi Freedom", which was put in place after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The authorization to invasion was issued by U.S. President George W. Bush. The charges stemmed from information U.S. intelligence, according to which Iraq had found evidence of development of weapons of mass destruction.