Saddam and WMD

So, I'm reading this article, and it's talking about how obsessed Saddam Hussein apparently was about WMD, based on some tapes found in Iraq.

Transcripts of Saddam's tapes reviewed by NBC News show him ruminating about future terror attacks in the United States using weapons of mass destruction.

“We shouldn't be surprised to see a car bomb with nuclear [material] explode [in] Washington, either germ or chemical,” Saddam tells aides. “So this is coming,” Saddam says on the tapes, “but not from Iraq,” he adds, seeming to indicate that Iraq would not be the source of any such attack.

An unidentified Saddam aide replies that biological weapons are easy to construct: “… any biologist can make it in water tank and kill 100,000 person … so you can't accuse a country, one person can do it. One American person can do it in a house, next to the White House.”

On another tape, Saddam says future terrorism will be with WMD. “It is possible in the future to see a booby trap and the explosion turns out to be nuclear, germ or chemical.”

“What the tapes show is that between the first gulf war and the second gulf war, Saddam Hussein had not lost his appetite for, or interest in, weapons of mass destruction,” says Gary Milhollin of the Wisconsin Project, an advocacy group working to slow the spread of weapons of mass destruction. “To the contrary, he was almost obsessed by them.'”

Uhh, now wait a second. Isn't he saying stuff that the current administration is saying? I don't know that the article leads me to believe any more that he had them, anymoreso than it leads me to believe that we don't.


A post came across the CyberTelecom mailing list this afternoon with the most apt quote I've seen for today's remembrance:

Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost

along the way

In this bright future you can't forget your past

So dry your tears I say

No woman, no cry

No woman, no cry

Little darlin' don't shed no tears

No woman, no cry

– Bob Marley


so, once again we're at war in the mid-east. for a more sobering personal log of what's going on in Baghdad, check Dear Raed, a blog of an Iraqi in Baghdad.

Public Service Announcement

Courtesy of Danny, here's the latest info in the continuing War on Terrorism:

As we all know, the Taliban considers it a sin for a man to see a naked woman who is not his wife. So, next Saturday at 2:00 PM Eastern time all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this antiterrorist effort. All men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their house to prove they are not Taliban, demonstrate that they think it's okay to see nude women other than their wife and to show support for all American women. And since the Taliban also does not approve of alcohol, a cold six-pack at your side is further proof of your anti-Taliban sentiment. The American Government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this antiterrorist activity. God bless America!