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I think you're confusing "diplomatic upmanship" with "blackmail". Morally, there's not much difference. In practice, the "blackmail" is a common...
I thought for a fact? I took an educated guess.
Allowing in inspectors to make sure that there's really no threat was a neat touch. It was already fairly clear in 1998 that Iraq presented no serious, "immediate" threat.
Deliberately interpreting intelligence in a manner that would make innocent things appear to be a threat was de rigueur... all those aspirins could be a serious threat.
That was my educated guess.
If the US wanted to do something about rogue dictators with known WMD, there's North Korea. Something of a tough nut to crack because it look like they really have the capability to deploy.
Thought? Past tense? Wrong.
It wasn't in the US's interest to allow the inspections to complete. It would have taken the wind out of their sails. The claims of nuclear programs with allegedly seeking to buy uranium from Africa were blow out of the water before the war; and even when the claims were exposed as being fraudulent, the US persisted in using them as justification.
The argument that the US started the war in order to change the uncooperative rˇgime carries far more weight than the claim that it was due to WMD. -- "Bernd Felsche - Innovative Reckoning, Perth, Western Australia ASCII ribbon campaign "Laws do not persuade just because X against HTML mail they threaten." and postings Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4BC - 65AD.