And there's no dispute that Saddam did use chemical weapons for mass murder in the past.
Larry Elder, a columnist and nationally syndicated talk show host, reported today on a recent interview of Gen. Georges Sada, the second-highest ranking general in Saddam Hussein's air force. In response to a question about weapons of mass destruction, Sada said:
"The chemical and biological weapons were available in Iraq before liberating
the country, but Saddam Hussein took the advantage of a natural disaster that
happened in Syria when a dam was collapsed and many villages were flooded. So
Saddam Hussein took that cover and declared to the world that he is going to use
the civilian aircraft for an air bridge to help Syria with blankets, food and
fuel oil, and other humanitarian things, but that was not true. The truth is he
converted two regular passenger civilian aircraft, 747 Jumbo and 727 ... all the
weapons of mass destruction were put there by the special Republican Guards in a
very secret way, and they were transported to Syria, to Damascus, by flying 56
flights to Damascus ... In addition ... also a truck convoy on the ground to
take whatever has to do with WMD to Syria."
Larry Elder has previously reported on this subject.
There are reports alleging specific sites in Syria where these WMDs are currently located.
In April 2005, Captain's Quarters reported that Charles Duelfer and the Iraq Survey Group recommended "further investigation, a clear indication that he believes the question remains open on WMD transfers to Syria."
The Israelis speculate on this Syrian connection as well.
And there's the February 19th report that the WMDs were moved from Iraq to Syria and Lebanon by the Russians.
All these reports certainly deserve further investigation, don't you think?