Get those heads in the sand and those hands over the ears, liberal ostriches:
Now the first batch (of Saddam Hussein’s secret documents – ed) is out, and though few in number, they’re loaded with information.
Among the enduring myths of those who oppose the war is that Saddam, though murderous when it came to his own people, had no weapons of mass destruction and no terrorist designs outside his own country. Both claims now lie in tatters.
Here, for instance, are the marching orders for Directorate 8, the Mukhabarat’s “Technical Affairs” department: “The Eight Directorate is responsible for development of materials needed for covert offensive operations. It contains advanced laboratories for testing and production of weapons, poisons and explosives.”
It goes on. Directorate 9, we discover, “is one of the most important directorates in the Mukhabarat. Most of its work is outside Iraq in coordination with other directorates, focusing on operations of sabotage and assassination.”
The document also discusses the Mukhabarat’s Office 16, set up to train “agents for clandestine operations abroad.” The document helpfully adds that “special six-week courses in the use of of terror techniques are provided at a camp in Radwaniyhah.”
Got that? Terror techniques.
Get that? Of course not; they never will. They’ll see to that themselves. But hey, the Great Wall of Denial is a big part of life among the “reality”-based.
Don’t fret, kids, this means nothing, and neither does the rest of the growing mountain of proof that Saddam’s reign of terror should have been ended a decade or more ago. There was no threat, there were no WMDs, Saddam’s regime did not support terrorism, and the Bushitler’s illegal war on the happy, kite-flying children of Iraq was the greatest crime against humanity ever committed, and we know all that because…well, just because. Now go back to sleep, elect more Appease-ocrats, and wait for the next 9/11 to wake you all up (however briefly) again.