Saddam Had Much to Hide, Say Experts

(London Times) - The report from the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) Thursday made clear that Saddam Hussein had much to hide, even if David Kay and his 1,200-strong team had so far unearthed relatively little. The 13-page report detailed elaborate efforts by members of Saddam’s regime to destroy evidence, disperse material, and intimidate or even attack the searchers. Concealment continued even after the war ended. Some experts on weapons of mass destruction had fled Iraq. Facilities had been systematically looted. Files had been burnt and computer hard-drives destroyed. Another problem was the small size of the materials being sought.

2003-10-03 00:00:00

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