799. 8/22/1995

On August 22, 1995, Saddam Hussein’s defector son-in-law, General Hussein Kamal “told the UN that Iraq’s WMD program, larger and more advanced than the CIA had believed before the first Gulf War in 1991, had been closed down ‘after visits of [UN] inspection teams. …All chemical weapons were destroyed. I ordered destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons–biological, chemical, missile, nuclear were destroyed. …In the nuclear area, there were no weapons. Missile and chemical weapons were real weapons. Our main worry was Iran and they were [intended for use] against them.’ Kamal’s report, like [CIA informant] Sawsan Alhaddad’s and many others, was never cited in the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate used to convince Congress to vote for war.”

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Page 96

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