Kay: Non-existent Iraqi WMD components sent to Syria

David Kay, former US inspector for WMD in Iraq, on the failure of his mission (23 January 2004):
"What everyone was talking about is stockpiles produced after the end of the last Gulf War and I don't think there was a large-scale production programme in the 90s."
David Kay, current pro-war-against-Syria shill, on how Syria fits in to his mission's failure (25 January 2004):
"We are not talking about a large stockpile of weapons," he said. "But we know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD programme. Precisely what went to Syria, and what has happened to it, is a major issue that needs to be resolved."
Or, as Powell said in justifying the Iraq war, a "question that needs answering" - and "no" is not an answer.

But we can see why this is such a "major issue" easily enough: if we combine Kay's two statements, we find out that "some components of Saddam's WMD program", which was not a "large-scale production program in the 90s", went to Syria before the war of Bush aggression. It is indeed a major cause for concern whenever some components of a program that doesn't exist go to states that the US doesn't like.

I don't understand, though, how these "former Iraqi officials" would know that material or components related to Iraq's (non-existent) WMD programs went to Syria without also knowing "precisely" what the hell these were. Were Iraqi officials just throwing all kinds of random junk into boxes and sending them off to Syria?

The Bush administration isn't bothering to make even the half-assed case it made against Iraq.

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