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Plenty of evidence on Saddam
New York Daily News ^ | 2/02/03 | THOMAS H. BAER

Posted on 02/02/2003 2:45:35 AM PST by kattracks

Opposition to war in Iraq at home and abroad centers on a so-called lack of proof that Saddam Hussein has the capacity and the intention to slam the United States. There's no smoking gun, no clear picture of the Iraqi dictator in the act of committing a crime, the opponents say.

They're wrong. There's plenty of proof already without even waiting for Secretary of State Powell's disclosures Wednesday. And it comes from Hans Blix, the UN weapons inspector, not from the Bush White House.

Let's concede what every juror in a criminal case learns. Proof that a crime was committed does not come gift-wrapped. Criminals operate in stealth and try to disguise what they are doing. Blix knows that and said as much in his statement to the UN, a document that appears not to have been widely read - certainly not by war opponents.

The Security Council unanimously directed Saddam to disclose the murderous materials and equipment Iraq owns or suffer "serious consequences" because he has a record of intent (he's used this deadly stuff before) and the world wants to be sure it's all gone. And not gone maybe. Gone for sure.

Here's just a small part of what Blix found, according to his report Jan. 27 to the UN:

TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events

1 posted on 02/02/2003 2:45:35 AM PST by kattracks
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How about this, Saddam's stooge admits they have thousands of terrorists trained to atatck us. Where do they have these training facilities?

New York Post ^ | 2/02/03 | Post Wire Services

Posted on 02/02/2003 4:08 AM EST by kattracks

February 2, 2003 -- Iraq will unleash "thousands" of suicide attackers against the United States if American troops invade, one of Saddam Hussein's top stooges is boasting.
Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said in a German magazine interview yesterday that Iraq's ability to withstand U.S. military might was "unlimited" and that American ground troops would face tough resistance.

"We have no long-range missiles or bomber squadrons, but we will deploy thousands of suicide attackers," Ramadan told the weekly Der Spiegel. "These are our new weapons, and they will be used not only in Iraq."
2 posted on 02/02/2003 6:07:51 AM PST by finnman69 (Bush Cheney 2004)
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