Exclusive: A very credible military source, formerly in Iraq, has told me that of an encounter he had that may have been related to Iraqi WMD going to Syria. In October 2004, he spoke to an Iraqi intelligence captain in al-Qaim, who later joined the Iraqi National Guard as a lieutenant-colonel.
This Iraqi said that between February and March 2003, he saw several convoys move into Syria using discreet routes. The captain said he believed they contained WMD based on what the convoys looked like, how they were guarded, and the discreet routes they took. Obviously, this conclusion is based on circumstantial evidence.
My source said the Iraqi had no reason to lie, that he offered the information casually and without pressure, and was not offered any form of compensation. My source said the captain’s information corroborated the other intelligence had had seen. Contact with the Iraqi was lost a few weeks after he joined the National Guard.