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Written by: Diana West
Sunday, July 22, 2012 4:12 AM 

In the Daily Beast, as linked on Drudge, a fairly wide audience will read, matter of fact, that there is now some concern about securing WMD in Syria that just might have come from Iraq in the run-up to the Iraq War.

Impossible -- Bushliedpeopledied! At least, that was the mantra the Left used like a leg-hold trap to clamp down on the Bush adminstration. They couldn't shake it. Stranger still, they didn't try,

But here we are in 2012 entertaining the possibility that the CIA is chasing down WMD in Syria that might have Iraqi provenance.

DeSutter also said she would want the U.S. and international community to secure any remaining nuclear-related equipment from the al-Kibar reactor destroyed in 2007 by Israeli jets. Also unclear is what, if anything, Iraq transferred to Syria before the 2003 U.S. invasion. “That is the wild card,” said DeSutter.

Whether or not sensitive weapons technology was moved to Syria is a hotly disputed question in the intelligence community. James Clapper, now the Director of National Intelligence and formerly the director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, said in 2003 that he believed materials had been moved out of Iraq in the months before the war and cited satellite imagery.

And not just James Clapper. In addition to Clapper,  Gen. Georges Sada, deputy chief of Saddam Hussein's air force and Gen. Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's chief-of-staff, also claimed that Iraqi WMD was moved to Syria. And satellite imagery is not the only evidence of the movement of WMD materials out of Iraq. In 2008, MSNBC reported  on the successful secret transfer of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" from Iraq to Canada.

Headline:

"Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq"

"Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear effort arrives in Canada"

Last major nuclear stockpile? Were there others?

We have no answers to these questions. In fact, we were lucky to get this much inforamtion. I've written before on the inexplicable failure of the Bush administration to trumpet such findings. Karl Rove actually discusses this weird silence in his memoir, offering a lame if not also non-credible explaination that he was just too busy with the upcoming campaign to find time to refute (or task others to refute) the poisonous "Bush lied, people died" mantra that permanently damaged the Bush presidency. In Bush's own memoir, he doesn't even give the short shrift to the subject that Rove did, simply stating that he was "sickened" about the nonexistence of Iraqi WMD.

The "last" of which was shipped to Canada, and some of which now might turn up in Syria.


 

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