"The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air
force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by
loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were
"Mr. Sada, 65, told the Sun that the pilots of the two airliners that transported the weapons of mass destruction to Syria from Iraq approached him in the middle of 2004, after Saddam was captured by American troops. The pilots told Mr. Sada that two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, Mr. Sada said. Then Special Republican Guard brigades loaded materials onto the planes, he said, including 'yellow barrels with skull and crossbones on each barrel.' The pilots said there was also a ground convoy of trucks."
"The flights - 56 in total, Mr. Sada said - attracted little notice because they were thought to be civilian flights providing relief from Iraq to Syria, which had suffered a flood after a dam collapse in June of 2002."
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ps. Bush conceded that they were "never found." He didn't say they never existed.