That's the point chip, it was all always about WMD's and never about the people of Iraq. Bush doesn't give a damn about the people in Iraq. Bush never once in his SOTU or any other speach he gave, did he mention going into Iraq to liberate the people as a defining reason.
Why bother to continue reading if you know everything already?
Lets be frank. Chips resolution on the humanitarian aspect is only because that's the only thing the invasion of Iraq has going for it still. That's also been the drum beat of the administration after their WMD's and Bin Ladin link went up in smoke.
In his Sept 2002 UN speech he pointed out Iraqs nasty human rights record and the UN resolutions that they weren't complying with.
"Had Saddam Hussein been appeased instead of stopped, he would have endangered the peace and stability of the world.
Yet this aggression was stopped by the might of coalition forces and the will of the United Nations.
To suspend hostilities, to spare himself, Iraq's dictator accepted a series of commitments. The terms were clear to him and to all, and he agreed to prove he is complying with every one of those obligations.
He has proven instead only his contempt for the United Nations and for all his pledges. By breaking every pledge, by his deceptions and by his cruelties, Saddam Hussein has made the case against himself.
In 1991, Security Council Resolution 688 demanded that the Iraqi regime cease at once the repression of its own people, including the systematic repression of minorities, which the council said threatened international peace and security in the region.
This demand goes ignored.
Last year, the UN Commission on Human Rights found that Iraq continues to commit extremely grave violations of human rights and that the regime's repression is all-pervasive.
Tens of thousands of political opponents and ordinary citizens have been subjected to arbitrary arrest and imprisonment, summary execution and torture by beating and burning, electric shock, starvation, mutilation and rape.
Wives are tortured in front of their husbands; children in the presence of their parents; and all of these horrors concealed from the world by the apparatus of a totalitarian state.
In 1991, the UN Security Council, through Resolutions 686 and 687, demanded that Iraq return all prisoners from Kuwait and other lands. Iraq's regime agreed. It broke this promise.
Last year, the Secretary General's high-level coordinator for this issue reported that Kuwaiti, Saudi, Indian, Syrian, Lebanese, Iranian, Egyptian, Bahraini and Armeni nationals remain unaccounted for; more than 600 people. "