Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In book, FBI agent says Saddam Hussein cried at last meeting

The crying part was not what got to me in this story. I personally think he should rot in hell. What did however was the following:

Until 9/11, Saddam thought UN sanctions would go away and he could make a nuclear bomb. His prewar weapons of mass destruction deceptions were a ruse to convince Iran - whom he feared - that he had an arsenal.

This is exactly what I have been saying since the war began back in 2003.
Saddam had kicked out the inspectors to hide the weapons somewhere in that country and or move them into Syria then invite the inspectors back to then reconstitute his Nuclear Program.

With the watching eye of the US and the UN sanctions he could not start that program up again. The last thing Saddam wanted to do was loose power of his country. He wanted to hold it as long as possible.

My contention then as it is now is that the War should NEVER have happened and continuing Sanctions were all the deterrent needed to keep Saddam in check.

What is worrisome however is the fact that he did have plans to start up the nuclear plan again. But we know it would have been decades for him to acquire them if at all with continuing sanctions.

Also of note is the fact that the news media has focused VERY VERY little on Iraq in the last few months. Positive news is NO NEWS.

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