WMDs were a "bureaucratic reason" for war
Iraqi Weapons Only One Reason for War-Wolfowitz
Wed May 28, 2003 05:20 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to stress the threat posed by Iraq's supposed weapons of mass destruction above all others was taken for "bureaucratic" reasons to justify the war, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was quoted as saying in remarks released on Wednesday.
Wolfowitz, seen as one of the most hawkish figures in the Bush administration's policy on Iraq, said President Saddam Hussein's alleged cache of chemical, biological and possibly nuclear weapons was merely one of several reasons behind the decision to go to war.
"For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction, because