BizzyBlog readers know the argument over whether Saddam had weapons of mass destruction ended long ago (see Previous Posts list below).
Yet, from time to time, even more evidence to add to the stack appears, or, as the post title states, more icing arrives to be piled onto an already-baked cake. This is one of those times.
The latest nugget comes from KXMB (video at link), in an interview of General Georges Sada, who is a former close adviser to Saddam Hussein:
(Cronin, KX News): Before you even have the chance to finish the question, General Sada is very quick to say that he supports American troops in his country.
(Sada): “I believe that the Americans… it was the right step to be there for many other things, and the most important thing was Saddam himself. Saddam was building a regime, and that regime was dangerous to the are… to the region… dangerous to the Iraqi people and to the region and dangerous to the world. Because that man was having all the revenues of the oil in his hands and he was not accountable and he was spending 10 percent of the oil revenues on the people and 90 percent to different weapons of mass destruction.”
(Cronin, KX News): The General’s book, completed just a year ago, addresses Saddam’s intentions before being captured, the attacks he made against his own people, the role he’s playing with our country’s Defense Intelligence Agency, and where Saddam hides weapons of mass destruction.
(General Sada): “When the Americans came over, they didn’t find them. And of course that’s true they didn’t find them because they were transported all the way to Syria by air and by ground because Saddam knew that this time the Americans were coming.”
Plus this, from the “Imagine That!” Department over at the Counterterrorism Blog:
Syrian nuclear program quite advanced
By Olivier Guitta
Recently, Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al Seyassah quoted European intelligence sources as saying that “Syria has an advanced nuclear program” in a secret site located in the province of Al Hassaka, close to the Turkish and Iraqi borders. British sources quoted by “Al Seyassah” believe that “it is President Assad’s brother, colonel Maher Assad, and his cousin Rami Makhlouf, who supervise the program”. This program is based on the Iraqi material that Saddam Hussein’s two sons shipped to Syria before and during the war against Iraq. This explains, according to the daily newspaper, why international investigative teams found no proof of the program.
“We now know that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” — the exact sentence cited eight times at this previous post — will itself go down in history as one of the great lies ever passed off by a lazy press corps onto an unsuspecting public.
UPDATE, Dec. 29: jveritas at Free Republic has more supplemental support than I can hope to chronicle (go to Roman numeral II). Wow.
UPDATE, Dec. 30: This Sept. 1 report from Pajamas Media referred to in its year-end round-up of major news notes — “For those keeping score, this most recent discovery raises the total number of chemical weapons found in Iraq since 2003 to more than 700.” Uh, that’s more than “No WMD.”
- Nov. 4 — The â€˜No WMDâ€™ Lie: NY Times Adds More Icing to Already-Baked Cake
- Aug. 14 — The “No WMD” Lie (with Linked Proof): The Sequel
- July 31 — The Iraq â€œNo WMDâ€ Lie: Game, Set, Match
- June 22 — MORE WMD Findings Revealed (Adding to Richard Miniterâ€™s October 2005 List)
- June 13 — The â€œNo WMDâ€ Lie: An Addendum
- March 18 — Weekend Question 1: When Will We Hear the â€œNever Mindâ€ on the â€œNo WMDâ€ Claim?
- March 3 — Why Isnâ€™t There a Groundswell of Media and Other Protest about This â€œCoverupâ€?
- Feb. 15 — The Saddam Tapes, If They Prove WMDs, Will Be Icing on an Already-Baked Cake
- Feb. 8, 2006 — The â€œNo WMDâ€ Lie (Yet Again) at Coretta Scott Kingâ€™s Funeral â€” And a Challenge
- Nov. 2, 2005 — The â€œNo WMDâ€ Lie (with LINKED Proof)
- Oct. 27 — The â€œNo WMDâ€ Lie