Skip to comments.Fmr. Saddam General Georges Sada On The Daily Show; Says WMDS Existed, Were Moved (VIDEO)
Posted on 03/22/2006 2:07:30 PM PST by ajolympian2004
(Hat Tip: Instapundit)
General Georges Sada, who served under the command of Saddam Hussein, appeared on The Daily Show last night to discuss his new book “Saddam’s Secrets“:
In his book and on The Daily Show, Sada says that Weapons of Mass Destruction existed, however they were moved to Syria prior to the American invasion in 2003. Stewart asks how he knows this; was it by documents or video, Sada responds: “I was the number two man in the air force”.
Full transcript below.
Last week I posted three audio clips of Sada interviewed on The Mike Rosen Show. He discussed the WMDs Saddam owned and Hussein’s planned attack against Israel.
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JON STEWART, HOST: Then, is the battle between our two countries, was it drummed up between Saddam and his interests to dominate the Arab world and our interests to have stability? Was it inevitable? Is it something that came through misunderstandings of culture?
GENERAL GEORGES SADA: Well let me tell you, it was not misunderstanding between the cultures, but t was the Saddam intentions and Saddam wanted to rule that part of the world. He was always going to go for weapons and of course he had weapons of mass destruction that he had managed to hide and to mislead the United Nations countries.
STEWART: This is obviously the most controversial part of the book. In it you say that right before the invasion of Iraq Saddam had his weapons of mass destruction taken to Syria.
SADA: That’s true. He had them there before Americans came and liberated the country. The weapons were transported to Syria by air and by ground.
STEWART: That would seemingly get the Bush administration off the giant hook that it appears to be on. Why wouldn’t they pursue that line of evidence? Or have they? It seems like for us it would be hard to understand that that really happened. Given that the whole world was looking for those.
SADA: I am sure in the coming days the authorities are going to tell the public and tell all Americans after they will have all the evidence in their hands and they can verify everything to the Americans.
STEWART: You still feel, now this is first-hand knowledge of yours? Somebody told you this? You’ve seen it in documents? You’ve seen it on video.
SADA: Oh yes, the weapons of mass destruction I have seen them myself because you see I was the number two man in the air force. Then I know how they were used against our nation. Of course—
STEWART: But in the later ‘90s after they thought they had rid them of it, you still saw them.
SADA: After the ‘90s they were there. How I knew they were there, after they were transported the pilots who transported they told me.
STEWART: The guys that flew them …
SADA: The guys who were responsible.
STEWART: How do you fly a weapon? Isn’t that a large thing or do you put it….
SADA: No. They are raw materials; some of them are like barrels, yellow barrels, of course, with skulls and cross bones on them.
STEWART: You think if you’re going to hide that stuff you think you might paint something like you know, spam.
STEWART: In your mind this will all come out. We will learn that there are weapons of mass destruction. You can understand how it’s hard for us to be a little bit skeptical but I like you.
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The Daily Show?
Millions of stoners probably wrote it off as a weed-induced hallucination.
Careful. I know that what he is selling is essentially what I want to hear, but skepticism of this fellow is recommended.
I was actually flipping last night and happened to see this. I was stunned this was on the Daily Show of all places. Jon Stewart seemed skeptical, but was polite I thought. Very interesting stuff, although every time I hear things of this nature I get annoyed with the adminstration for giving in to the "No WMDs" Crowd.
I agree, but it's not as if he's the first person to make this claim. I was convinced at least a year ago that these weapons were moved to Syria.
Retired in 1986, became a born-again Christian, imprisoned in 1991, and his buddies told him they moved the WMD's to Syria...
I'm not saying it ain't so, but he's peddling a book remember.
I'll wait for the crucial second and third source.
Good that the word is getting out though... even if it is to an audience of mostly raving leftist lunatics. You can bet that at least a small percentage got the message.
Make sure to check out the Mike Rosen interview audio link in my repost Ian's article here. It's the best interview by far for the former Iraqi General... three 20 minute segments worth.
I, too, am annoyed.
I suspect the reason was Russian complicity in the removal, and there was some sort of trade for co-operation in another arena.
That, or a Rovian plot for the Dims to be inevitably wed to a to-be-proven wrong position, such that they look like complete idiots.
It's interesting that the MSM has refused to acknowledge this guy but I have failed to see them doing any "investigative" reporting themselves. They just take selective documents and skew them or embrace them depending on which support their arguments. In other words LAZY JOURNALIST!
That's what the administration said about Chalabi too. You remember, the guy the US government paid hundreds of thousands of dollars?
I was convinced, probably a little over 2 years ago, that the weapons were moved. Syria seemed to me at the time to be the only logical conclusion.
It's pretty much the same that Scott Ritter said until Saddam paid him to change his tune.
The bottom line - until someone starts pulling WMD out of bunkers or out of the ground in Syria, this is all just worthless hearsay.
But Dan Rathers clumsy forgeries were fake, but true.
There's no explaining the sick liberal mind...
SY: I agree, but it's not as if he's the first person to make this claim. I was convinced at least a year ago that these weapons were moved to Syria.
Well that weaponsMD existed in not in dispute. That evidence is well substantiated. The second part, that they were spirited to Syria, needs some verification if you ask me. Yes, we like what he is saying, BUT unlike the demonRats, we have to rely on truth not rumors.
Why is that? I don't know but it is true. We're held to a different standard.
We just can't get away with using the Dan Rather TANG defense:
"false but essentially true."
Mark for later download and inclusion in my Iraqi Freedom DVD.