Skip to comments.Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam (Rowan Scarborough)
Posted on 03/12/2006 10:29:27 PM PST by smoothsailing
Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam
By Rowan Scarborough
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published March 13, 2006
Audiotapes of Saddam Hussein and his aides underscore the Bush administration's argument that Baghdad was determined to rebuild its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction once the international community had tired of inspections and left the Iraqi dictator alone.
In addition to the captured tapes, U.S. officials are analyzing thousands of pages of newly translated Iraqi documents that tell of Saddam seeking uranium from Africa in the mid-1990s.
The documents also speak of burying prohibited missiles, according to a government official familiar with the declassification process.
But it is not clear whether Baghdad did what the documents indicate, said the U.S. official, who asked not to be named.
"The factories are present," an Iraqi aide tells Saddam on one of the tapes, made by the dictator in the mid-1990s while U.N. weapons inspectors were searching for Baghdad's remaining stocks of weapons of mass destruction.
"The factories remain, in the mind they remain. Our spirit is with us, based solely on the time period," the aide says, according to the documents. "And [inspectors] take note of the time period, they can't account for our will."
The quote is from roughly 12 hours of taped conversations that unexpectedly landed in the lap of Bill Tierney, a former Army warrant officer and Arabic speaker who was translating for the FBI tapes unearthed in Iraq after the invasion.
Mr. Tierney made a copy, which he provided to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee in turn gave a copy to intelligence analysts who authenticated the voice as that of Saddam.
Mr. Tierney said that the quote from the Saddam aide, and scores of others, show Saddam was rebuilding his once-ample weapons stocks.
"The tapes show...
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Holy WMD cover up, ss!
The left and LMSM immediately leaped into their best ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ mode of silence on the matter.
I know. I'm in shock and awe, ss. In shock and awe!
You know this won't be trumpeted from the MSM. It'll have to be the sluts at FOX News and talk radio that continue to trupet it.
With so much post-war evidence to go through still who knows what is to come. But I see a large serving of crow is on the future menu for the anti-war moonbats.
Well duh, any moron knows that...unless you're not, and you're an idiot, a DemocRat, a LSM idiot.
but timmie russert told us 1,000 times this was not true....
Not to mention the sluts on internet forums.
That didn't come out right.
I'm wonder where they're going to go with this....?
Thanks. I keep that link as a Favorite Place and use when necessary to prove the Dem's hypocracy. Maybe more of us here on FR might want to use it when arguing with a Liberal moonbat.
but but...how could they bury something they didn't have? (sarc)
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