January 11, 2004

Who Conned Who Inside Iraq?

The current popular idea is that the WMD scientists and generals conned Saddam, pocketing the money he budgeted for WMD because it was either too hard, they were too scared that their failure to hit the schedule would result in a date with Saddam's torturers that they lied, on a massive scale.

This would be a lot more credible if there were evidence that Saddam was deceived in other ways. How much evidence was there of fake rape rooms, fake torture, people released when they were supposed to be killed, etc. There doesn't seem to be a lot of that showing up in news stories. That could be that the news media simply hasn't been asking these questions but it also could be that this sort of deception didn't much go on in Iraq. So why deceive Saddam just on WMD? What made WMD so uniquely dangerous that so many refused to obey the tyrant?

It's a mystery that should be solved.

Posted by TMLutas at January 11, 2004 02:52 PM