Tuesday, March 21, 2006

MSM Covers Saddam Documents

Yes, never say they aren't reporting on the things being uncovered as the Saddam documents trove is being translated:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Exasperated, besieged by global pressure, Saddam Hussein and top aides searched for ways in the 1990s to prove to the world they'd given up banned weapons.

"We don't have anything hidden!" the frustrated Iraqi president interjected at one meeting, transcripts show.

At another, in 1996, Saddam wondered whether U.N. inspectors would "roam Iraq for 50 years" in a pointless hunt for weapons of mass destruction. "When is this going to end?" he asked.

Even as the documents make clear Saddam's regime had given up banned weapons, they also attest to its continued secretiveness: A 1997 document from Iraqi intelligence instructed agencies to keep confidential files away from U.N. teams, and to remove "any forbidden equipment."

Since it's now acknowledged the Iraqis had ended the arms programs by then, the directive may have been aimed at securing stray pieces of equipment, and preserving some secrets from Iraq's 1980s work on chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Oh, is that what that meant? I'm glad they interpreted that for me.


(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Resolution 1441 stated that Iraq was to declare all chemical stocks, even those not intended for military use.

Simply put, we had grounds to invade even if Saddam Hussein had a bottle of Listerine in his bathroom he didn't tell us about.

Pastorius said...

Yeah, no kidding.

I am so tired of this whole meme. It keeps coming back, like the monsters hand out of the grave at the end of yet another schlocky horror movie.