President Bush speaks at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on, July 12, 2004 where he his decision to invade Iraq even as he conceded on that investigators had not found the weapons of mass destruction. (AP/Mark Humphrey)

WMDs: The Rhetoric Fueling The War On Terror And The Arab Spring

The “weapons of mass destruction” premise has proven to be a mere pretext for war. It has ultimately done little more than distract attention away from the death and destruction wrought by intervening forces.