Monday, October 18, 2004

This an update to my previous posts on Syria, WMDs, and Sudan


"Charles Duelfer told the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month he could not rule out Saddam's transfer of Iraqi missiles and weapons of mass destruction to Syria."

"Duelfer, an adviser to the CIA, said at the Oct. 6 hearing that a large amount of material had been transferred by Iraq to Syria before the March 2003 war.

"A lot of materials left Iraq and went to Syria," Duelfer said. "There was certainly a lot of traffic across the border points. We've got a lot of data to support that, including people discussing it. But whether in fact in any of these trucks there was WMD-related materials, I cannot say."

I am still convinced that Saddam shipped his active WMD to Syria prior to the war while maintaining his capacity to produce WMDs in a short period of time.
There has been little follow-up of the allegations that Syria testes WMDs in Sudan, but if it did happen, I would bet dollars to donuts that they were Iraqi WMDs!