The Smoking Gun: Saddam's WMD

( - Reportedly armed with 12 hours of Saddam Hussein's audio recordings, the organizers of an upcoming "Intelligence Summit" are describing the tapes as the "smoking gun evidence" that the Iraqi dictator possessed weapons of mass destruction in the period leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which according to the New York Sun has already authenticated the Saddam tapes, has reopened its investigation into the possible existence and location of the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Secret audiotapes of Saddam Hussein discussing ways to attack America with weapons of mass destruction will be the subject of an ABC "Nightline" program Wednesday night, a former federal prosecutor told Cybercast News Service.

The panel's chairman, Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), declined to give the Sun details of the content or context of the recordings, saying only that they were provided to his committee by former federal prosecutor John Loftus. Loftus has been tight-lipped about the tapes, telling the Sun only that he received them from a "former American military intelligence analyst." However, on Wednesday he told Cybercast News Service, "Saddam's tapes confirm he had active CW [chemical weapons] and BW [biological weapons] programs that were hidden from the UN."

Saddam Hussein is said to be, in these new tapes, strategizing WMD attacks on Washington DC and other major cities. Tonight on ABC, be sure to watch the report on this breaking news. The official Intelligence report is going to be released on Saturday so be sure to be on the look out for that as well. What makes this breaking news so interesting is that it has the possibility to reshape the current political debate on Iraq and its supposed WMD program. These new revelations also coincide with the release of General Sada’s new book, “Saddam’s Secrets”. In this book the Iraqi General details his alleged account of how Saddam Hussein hid and then transported his WMD stocks into Syria via Boeing plane and a contingent of huge trucks. This new revelation also coincides with recent reports by the Weekly Standard of Saddam Hussein’s terrorist training camps. All of these stories should make the country and the world better aware of the truth about Iraq’s WMD program and weaponry.

I doubt these new facts will change the far-left and their constant anti-war mindset but it will provide ammunition for those of us who supported the removal of the brutal dictator and enemy of the United States. In fact I think the far-left will fall back into the denial that allows them to propagate their ignorance to the world. We'll See!