Bush had to be a little gun shy, having already been so screwed by faulty intelligence.
Besides, these shells never constituted the stockpiles that we expected to find.
We know the reason now for the intelligence failure ...Saddam Hussein himself. He was behind the false stories to keep Iran in check. He just never counted on Bush kicking his ass.
He sure paid for that mistake.
People rarely make giant mistakes for only one reason. You pointed out Saddam’s mistake. The WMD’s he did have were either buried or sent to Syria. The whole world knows it. but the left ignores it and Bush allowed that. That was one of the causes of his failure.
“We know the reason now for the intelligence failure ...Saddam Hussein himself.”
Or those trucks leaving for Syria had them?