Wait a minute. Granted, the explanation that Saddam was just following orders from the UN and wrote the order is acceptable. At the same time, how is this not any type of confirmation that he actually had the programs when Saddam has been vehemently maintaining he has NOTHING the entire time? Why would he just sign this order, its just seems uncharacteristic if he had nothing, it would be like admitting to a crime he didnt do (in his mind).
I thought exactly the same when I translated and posted this document on FR. However one freeper pointed it to me that that was not any top secret letter but rather an open letter by Saddam to satisfy UN requirement.