Carol Platt Liebau: Spirited to Syria?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Spirited to Syria?

Credible allegations have been made that Iraqi WMD's were spirited to Syria in the run up to the Iraq war. Story in The New York Sun here.

If it turns out to be true -- if -- a lot of Democrats will owe a lot of apologies to President Bush.


Blogger eLarson said...

Nah. The almighty template has been cast. There is no going back and there will surely be no apologies no matter what might be dug up in the Bekaa Valley.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

This is just silly. The Iraq Survey Group's found, "While a small number of old, abandoned chemical munitions have been discovered, ISG judges that Iraq unilaterally destroyed its undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in 1991. There are no credible indications that Baghdad resumed production of chemical munitions thereafter, ..."

Let's put the official govenrment findings aside, however, and look at what you think may have happened.

The administration was claiming that Saddam had tons of chemical weapons. Preparing to go to war, the US government had Iraq under constant surveillance. The administration also had a darn good motivation to provide evidence that supported their claims.

The scenario you are backing has numerous trucks (remember we are talking about tons of chemical weapons) rolling up to one or more airports and unloading their cargo into passenger planes. These planes then make short hops to Syria where they are met by additional semis. The Syrian trucks load up and ship out to the Bekka Valley (or where ever) and their cargo is buried.

After all this, seeking support for their Iraq policy, the administration can't even provide one image of what would have required a massive undertaking. In fact, the best the administration can do is give Colin Powell some grainy pictures of factories and artist recreations of Curve Ball's imaginary mobile biological weapons Winnebagoes.


8:37 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

While I have ALWAYS thought Saddam moved WMDs to Syria (and the US and European Liberals gave him the time and cover he needed), I have to acknowledge Mr. Twister's point.

Before I'm willing to accept the claims of an author on this issue (After all, he IS selling books.), I need something more than his assertions and good character references.

I'll wait for more substantial evidence before I say, "Aha!" to the Democrats.

8:19 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Aha and he said she said is about all the Democrats pit their hopes on. It doesn't matter that the world is safer, they want it to be less safe for some reason. They are probably celebrating the Hamas victories because it makes Bush look bad (in their mind). Life on this earth doesn't matter to them as long as they get the power to call the shots.

9:33 AM  

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