Ace of Bases


Saadam's capture comes just in time to ask him about the field unification theory of terrorism floated over the weekend, namely that Mohammed Atta fetched yellowcake from Niger for the bum of Baghdad via Libya and Syria while training under Abu Nidal.

Saddam reportedly already denied any WMD program and documents captured with him have yet to provide any new leads on that front. But what they have supplied is info used to arrest suspected terror cell leaders in and around Baghdad.

Now with Saddam in hand, the U.S. will doubtless double back to other top Iraqis in custody and tell them that they have nothing to fear by telling all. With luck, some will, and the great WMD parlor game can be retired.