Addendum to Iraqi use of WMD

More thoughts on the Iraqi’s possession of WMD.

Previously, I metioned a report from MEMRI that quoted an “unidentified senior Iraqi official” as saying that Iraq would use chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction to repel the Yankee invaders. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this at the time, but hasn’t Iraq told the UNMOVIC folks it has zero, zero, zero WMD? Granted, this story is out of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, a London-based, pro-Saddam Arabic language paper, but still… This is very weird.
In related news, U.S. president George W. Bush warned Iraq again that it was in danger of being shitcanned if it didn’t cooperate with UNMOVIC. The signs from Iraq are “not encouraging,” Bush said. The signs? Cameras and gear tagged by inspectors in 1998 have been removed from the Karamah misslile site. This might be serious or it might indicate that desperate Iraqi soldiers had stripped the gear and sold it for extra money.
But Bush’s war mongering is more upsetting. The inspectors have been there, what? A week? Five days? And the deadline for accounting for all weapons isn’t until Dec. 8. Bush says he wants an international coalition to disarm Saddam, but he seems a twee impatient to get the shooting started now, Now, NOW. His constant warnings are unlikely to convince anyone except Britain, and his insistent sabre-rattling and undercutting of the inspectors will do little but convince the rest of the world of America’s bad intentions. Bush needs to shut the hell up and let the inspectors at least pretend to do their jobs.

A note on donations

I’ve noticed something recently concerning donations to back-to-iraq.com. People seem to think they need to be wealthy donors and give, I don’t know, $100 or more at a time. Au contraire!

money.jpgI’ve noticed something recently concerning donations to back-to-iraq.com. People seem to think they need to be wealthy donors and give, I don’t know, $100 or more at a time. Au contraire! Every little bit helps, and PayPal and Amazon (to the right, over there) accept donations as small as $1. Don’t feel like you can’t help just because you’re not rich as Bill Gates. Kick in $10 or $5 or whatever. I will also accept checks, and if people want to mail them to me, I’ll post a PO Box for you.
I’m aiming for about $8,000 to $10,000, which would cover a sat phone, gas mask, atropine, insurance, travel and other expenses for a one to two month trip to Iraq. Donations so far total just under $100 and I’ve saved up a bit myself. I would like to have donations account for up to 20% of the cost of the expedition and I would make up the rest.
Thanks again for your support.

Knock it off, Saddam

blitz4.jpgTo the guy who keeps signing up for notifications under the nom de guerre “Saddam” (Oh so clever, my friend,) you should put an actual email address in the field. I can’t email to just “Saddam.” (I suppose I could send these updates to press@uruklink.net, which is the Iraqi equivalent to president@whitehouse.gov.)
Anyway, give me a real email address and you’ll get the updates. It’s quite simple, really.