Iraq’s murderous dictator, Saddam Hussein resisted all attempts by the West to democratize his country, and in 2001, the Bush Administration made regime change a priority; Under-Secretary of State for arms control, John Bolton, with no supporting evidence from American intelligence agencies, insisted that Iraq was still producing weapons of mass destruction. His claims were a significant factor in pushing the United States into the disastrous 2003 Iraq War. A year later, the Senate Select Committee on Pre-War Intelligence on Iraq found that there was no intelligence for Iraq having or developing WMD. The final report stated the Bush administration “repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated, contradicted, or even non-existent. As a result, the American people were led to believe that the threat from Iraq was much greater than actually existed."