Back in February/March of 2003, When the soldiers were preparing to enter Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power, was anyone unconcerned about chemical warfare attacks against the Coalition Forces?
I know I was concerned about chemical weapons.
below are some links to a USA Today article, a MacRumor forum, and a SkyNews report from 2003U.S. prepares troops to resist chemical attacksBR
USA Today February 11, 2003 Mac ForumsChemical attack is guaranteed March 2003
Soldier's Chilling Warning Updated:09:56, Monday March 10, 2003
An Iraqi defector has told Sky News that Saddam Hussein will use chemical weapons if the country is invaded.
Defector: Guard officerHis warning comes amid revelations Saddam Hussein may be planning to use pilotless drone planes to spray British and US troops with anthrax and sarin gas if they attack.
In an exclusive interview, the officer with Saddam's elite Republican Guard, said the use of chemical weapons by Iraq was "100% guaranteed".
The 26-year-old soldier defected 10 days ago near the city of Sulaymaniyah in Northern Iraq.
He is being guarded in a safe house and is said to have provided valuable intelligence to authorities.
"A chemical attack is guaranteed," he warned.
"We have been fully provided with complete protection gear, gas masks, first aid kit, injections."
In the 1991 war, Saddam Hussein deployed his chemical weapons but they were not used.
"We are sure about the chemical bombardment," said the defector, whose identity is being protected.
"In the last stage, he will use it as a last resort."
He said Republican Guard soldiers will put up a fierce fight.
"When it is time for war we are fully prepared to fight into the ground. If we don't fight hard, they will execute us," he said.
The defector said Baghdad was full of loyal troops and special forces and the city would see heavy fighting.
"In Baghdad there will be a lot of killing," he added.
The suspected plot by Saddam to drop chemical weapons on attacking troops emerged following chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix's 173-page report to the UN Security Council.
The report listed details of missing weapons which Iraq had not accounted for.
They include 50 Scud B warheads and 6,500 bombs laced with chemical weapons, VX nerve agents and anthrax.