So the U.S. and GB (and maybe some other countries) send over many thousands of ground troops to Iraq, and we basically invade. Baghdad, here we come.
Saddam sees this, and true to his bombastic threats over the last several months, he pulls out the weapons of mass destruction that most people know that he has hidden away from inspectors’ eyes. Our troops are exposed to some form of WMD - mustard gas, bio-weapons, small nukes, whatever he may have.
Saddamn comes through on his promise to smash the infidels at the gates of his empire, or whatever idiotic medieval rhetoric he uses.
At this point, does the global community say “Well, DANGED! He DID have those WMDs all the time! We should have supported the U.S. and Great Britain!”.
Or do they say “Well, the U.S. and Great Britain are getting what they deserve - Iraq is simply defending itself with all means at its disposal.”.
I’m just wondering how all of this will play out if Saddamn pulls out the very WMDs that he’s been insisting that he does not have, and then uses them against our troops in front of the world to see.
We’re not sending in our troops to flush out his WMDs, are we?