February 28, 2006

Saddam Lied. On Tape.

MISSING, SOMEHOW, from your morning newspaper: Investor's Business Daily: Saddam Had WMD

War foes have long asserted that Saddam halted his WMD programs in the wake of his defeat in the first Gulf War in 1991. Saddam's abandonment of WMD programs was confirmed by subsequent U.N. inspections.

Again, not true. In a tape dating to April 1995, Saddam and several aides discuss the fact that U.N. inspectors had found traces of Iraq's biological weapons program. On the tape, Hussein Kamel, Saddam's son-in-law, is heard gloating about fooling the inspectors.

"We did not reveal all that we have," he says. "Not the type of weapons, not the volume of the materials we imported, not the volume of the production we told them about, not the volume of use. None of this was correct."

There's more. Indeed, as late as 2000, Saddam can be heard in his office talking with Iraqi scientists about his ongoing plans to build a nuclear device. At one point, he discusses Iraq's plasma uranium program — something that was missed entirely by U.N. weapons inspectors combing Iraq for WMD.

This is particularly troubling, since it indicates an active, ongoing attempt by Saddam to build an Iraqi nuclear bomb.

More, much more, at the link.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 28, 2006 4:04 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

So then the Bush administration let them smuggle WMD out of Iraq and no we have no idea where they are ... and this is something you're happy about?

I must be missing something here -- it sounds like you're gloating that the situation is even more negative than the media has portrayed it to be.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at March 1, 2006 9:40 AM

"Bush Lied..." will now morph into "Bush's Fault..." If you're trying to argue with the Left, don't even bother with facts, they only get more confused. Decades of defending Soviet atrocities have impaired their cognitive faculties.

Posted by: Stephen B at March 3, 2006 7:47 AM

"Saddam's abandonment of WMD programs was confirmed by subsequent U.N. inspections."

Er, what? UN inspections repeatedly confirmed that he hadn't abandoned such programs, or am I the only one who remembers the "Oops, it seems Saddam is running an active nuclear program after all!" debable of 1996?

Posted by: jaed at March 3, 2006 12:32 PM