Monday, August 16, 2004

WMD in Syria?

The Washington Times reports that there is evidence, though not proof, that Saddam moved WMD into Syria right before the invasion of Iraq.

Saddam Hussein periodically removed guards on the Syrian border and replaced them with his own intelligence agents who supervised the movement of banned materials between the two countries, U.S. investigators have discovered.

The recent discovery by the Bush administration's Iraq Survey Group (ISG) is fueling speculation, but is not proof, that the Iraqi dictator moved prohibited weapons of mass destruction (WMD) into Syria before the March 2003 invasion by a U.S.-led coalition.

We know that Iraq had WMD. We know that Saddam couldn't account for them in his report that he gave the UN. The question we're trying to figuring out is what happened to them. Did he hide them? Did he send them to Syria? Did he lose them? I think we will find out eventually but probably not for a while. There are lots of documents and intelligence to put together before we'll be able to put the whole picture together.

UPDATE: Powerline mentions this same article.