Sunday, November 16, 2003

No Evidence

From the WaPo:

The CIA's search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has found no evidence that former president Saddam Hussein tried to transfer chemical or biological technology or weapons to terrorists, according to a military and intelligence expert.

Anthony Cordesman, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, provided new details about the weapons search and Iraqi insurgency in a report released Friday. It was based on briefings over the past two weeks in Iraq from David Kay, the CIA representative who is directing the search for unconventional weapons in Iraq; L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. civil administrator there; and military officials.

"No evidence of any Iraqi effort to transfer weapons of mass destruction or weapons to terrorists," Cordesman wrote of Kay's briefing. "Only possibility was Saddam's Fedayeen [his son's irregular terrorist force] and talk only."

Look, I don't even care if there is some evidence. The fact is, if you take Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq and rank them according to "countries with involvement with international terrorism (in a very broad sense)" it's pretty clear where Iraq stands - right where I put it, dead last.