I was waiting all weekend for this information to be released, I think this is a big story.
Some may laugh at this, saying that this issue is dead and this is now pure urban legend. I disagree and I believe that most people are aware of about 5% of the information/story on Iraqi WMD’s and weapons programs. The west has mountains of evidence showing Iraq had these weapons, had the infrastructure, aggressively deceived UN inspectors for years and did not account for a substantial amount of weapons that were inventoried to exist, and were viewed to have existed.
Next, it is no secret that the bureaucracy under Bush is predominantly anti-Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice, this is beyond argument as is evident in a multitude of actions, not least of by all the constant leaks that plaque his administration. The CIA, the State Dept., FBI, etc etc etc. This bureaucracy is openly hostile to his policy in Iraq and has been undermining his approach to the war on terror since immediately after 9-11, this is a complete philisophicial/ideological difference of opinion in how to handle these middle east regimes. Ultimately it is the Carter/Bush 1/Clinton stance, which is the majority opinion in the bureaucracy versus the Bush 2/Regean approach.
So, the reason I believe the story for WMD isn’t over is because the case for them not existing simply doesn’t make sense in light of the 10-15 years of the run up to the latest war. The points outlined in this story simply make sense to me, they make sense in the light of Saddams previous actions (ie: flying his entire air force to Iran for safe keeping prior to Gulf War 1) and it makes sense with regards to the goals/aspirations of the American federal bureaucracy, several middle east regimes as well as Russian interests in undermining the US. What doesn’t make sense to me is that it was some elaborate fake out, in the end it may prove to be but at this point it hasn’t been established beyond doubt.
I know I sound like some crack pot, right wing, conspiracy theorist, but I’ve been trying to stay up on this story over the years and I have never believed that what was deemed the “end of the story” was actually that. I don’ think that this is on the level of some outlandish, near impossible, conspiracy theory. I think the assertions and claims are reasonable, realistic human behaviour, and thus believable in the light of 10-20 years of evidence, personal behaviors and geo-political issues.
Also, the reason I think this needs to be followed until the true and bitter end, whichever way that turns out to be, is because there is incredible danger in even the smallest amounts of these incredibly powerful weapons falling into the hands of some fanatic muslim. That is a very real possibility for our future and thus requires diligence to see this to a complete defendable end, not a political hot potatoe type of ending. Ex-Official: Russia Moved Saddam's WMD