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February 15, 2006

Still More on Iraq's WMDs

Another former Baathist member and former high-ranking General in Hussein's army has come out to say that he understands that Iraq's WMDs have been moved to Syria.

[Ali Ibrahim] Al-Tikriti says he knows Saddam's weapons are in Syria because of contingency plans established as far back as the late 1980s, in the event either Damascus or Baghdad were taken over.

"Not to mention, I have discussed this in-depth with various contacts of mine who have confirmed what I already knew," he said.

Saddam, after lying for so many years, knew the U.S. eventually would come for the weapons, he said, and wanted to maintain legitimacy with pan-Arab nationalists.

Also, he had "wanted since he took power to embarrass the West, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so," al-Tikriti said.

"After Saddam denied he had such weapons, why would he use them or leave them readily available to be found?" he said. "That would only legitimize President Bush, who he has a personal grudge against."

What we are witnessing now, he said, "is many who opposed the war to begin with are rallying around Saddam saying we overthrew a sovereign leader based on a lie about WMD. This is exactly what Saddam wanted and predicted."

What I find interesting was his motivation to leave the Baathists.
Al-Tikriti said he turned against the Baath Party after his wife stood up to him and questioned his brutal tactics.

"This really made me think, because no one has ever even considered to question the tactics of myself or any others and lived to tell about it," he said. "This courageous move made me think deep and hard."

If you're a married man, or about to be one (as one of our Stones is), this bit of advice is always timely. Listen to your wife. Yeah, you can always come up with a bad biblical example (Adam, for instance) but typically a man's wife is a source he should tap more often.

And women, you can stand by your man, but stand up to him, too.

Posted by Doug at February 15, 2006 03:07 PM

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Now you're passing along World Nut Daily articles? Sigh.

Posted by: s9 at February 15, 2006 07:54 PM

It hasn't dawned on you that the whole WMD business was a lie cooked up so people like you could be convinced that there was something moral about attacking and conquering another country, even if it meant killing 30,000-150,000 people in the process?

By the time they're ready to attack Iran, they will have you convinced that that's OK, too.

Posted by: Laney at February 21, 2006 09:28 PM