The New York Sun had a very interesting article yesterday:
The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.Do read the whole article, which is quite balanced and thorough. Undoubtedly the book will make waves in the political sphere and I certainly hope we will soon get a chance to see for ourselves whether these weapons have in fact been stored in Syria. Mark in Mexico has an excellent roundup (via Instapundit and Michelle Malkin).
The Iraqi general, Georges Sada, makes the charges in a new book, "Saddam's Secrets," released this week. He detailed the transfers in an interview yesterday with The New York Sun.
"There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands," Mr. Sada said. "I am confident they were taken over."
Mr. Sada's comments come just more than a month after Israel's top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Moshe Yaalon, told the Sun that Saddam "transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria."