There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.
This is a quote from Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts providing his views about the Iraq war. Senator Kennedy was not the only one that felt the whole thing was nothing but made up, simply a reason to go to war. I found this quote on brainyquote.com.
No one will find me to have knowingly committed fraud.
Mr. Ebbers was co-founder & former CEO of now disgraced WorldCom. Mr. Ebbers is now in prison for having been convicted of fraud & conspiracy related to WorldCom’s financial records. Obviously, Mr. Ebbers made this comment prior to being convicted. He was convicted of the crimes in 2005. Mr. Ebbers’ quote also came from brainyquote.com.