Friday, June 26, 2009

Saddam "bluffed about WMD" to ward off Iran

The above is an article from the “Global Security Newswire,” dated June 26, 2009. It is entitled “Hussein Told FBI He Bluffed about WMD to Ward Off Iran”:

“Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein told U.S. interrogators in 2004 that he had disposed of his weapons of mass destruction long before a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, but he would have used the weapons against U.S. troops if he had kept them . . .”

“The main reason he pretended to still have weapons of mass destruction was because he was afraid of Iran, according to FBI records of Hussein's interrogation, recently acquired by the Daily News under the Freedom of Information Act.

“The former dictator said he was so worried about how Iran would react if U.N. weapons inspectors revealed that Iraq had no more weapons of mass destruction, he might have approached Washington for protection.

“Hussein told questioners that ‘Iraq would have been extremely vulnerable to attack from Iran and would have sought a security agreement with the U.S. to protect it from threats in the region,’ reads an FBI report from the interrogation.

“In response to questions about any relationship with Osama bin Laden, Hussein referred to the al-Qaeda leader as a ‘zealot’ and stressed that they had never met. Teaming up with al-Qaeda would have been too risky because the religious extremists might have eventually targeted him, Hussein said. A likelier collaborator for Iraq ‘would have been North Korea,’ he said. . . .”


All but left-wing zealots knew most this already. We heard reports from some of Saddam’s generals indicating that they believed he had WMDs. Saddam’s bluff was pretty good. We just didn’t know his motivation.

But now that we have this FBI report, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we can suggest a revision to one of the Left-Wing slogans. The revised slogan should read “Saddam lied and people died.”

The previous slogan “Bush lied and people died” was always preposterous, but now it can even more clearly be seen as such. How could Bush have seen through Saddam’s “bluff” when even his generals couldn’t? If Leftists were capable of reason, they would have known that. If they were capable of reason then they would have been lying when they produced their slogan about Bush. However, I can exonerate these Leftists from my own experience. I have never known one to be capable of reason.

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