- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 12, 2002

NEW YORK The White House today will release a compendium of Saddam Hussein's "decade of defiance," citing the Iraqi leader's violations of 16 U.N. resolutions calling for inspections of suspected weapons sites and demanding an end to the brutality against his own people.
The list will make up the backbone of the U.S. case against Saddam, which President Bush will lay out for world leaders this morning in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
"The president is going to make clear that the current regime in Iraq is an outlaw regime, that it has defied U.N. resolutions for 11 years now," a senior administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
The report, titled "A Decade of Deception and Defiance," lists U.N. resolutions dating from November 1990 that require the Iraqi dictator to: "allow international weapons inspectors to oversee the destruction of his weapons of mass destruction; not develop new weapons of mass destruction; destroy all of his ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometers; stop support for terrorism and prevent terrorist organizations from operating within Iraq; help account for missing Kuwaitis and other individuals; return stolen Kuwaiti property and bear financial liability for damage from the Gulf War; and he was required to end his repression of the Iraqi people."
"Saddam Hussein has repeatedly violated each of the resolutions," the white paper states.
The U.S.-led coalition successfully expelled Saddam's forces from Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf war. The current crisis with Iraq stems from its 1998 expulsion of U.N. weapons inspectors.
As proof that Saddam continues to seek nuclear weapons, the report cites Saddam's attempt to obtain "thousands of specially designed aluminum tubes, which officials believe were intended as components of centrifuges to enrich uranium" a necessary element of atomic bombs.
On biological and chemical weapons, the report cites an Iraqi defector, Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri, as stating that he had "visited twenty secret facilities for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons" and supporting his claims with "stacks of Iraqi government contracts, complete with technical specifications."
Iraq continues to hold a "small force" of Scud missiles fired into Israel during the Gulf war and is "believed to be developing ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometers," the report says.
The report also says Saddam is violating human rights resolutions. It cites rapes of women in custody by Iraqi personnel and the torture of detainees, including "branding, electric shocks administered to the genitals and other areas, beating, pulling out of fingernails, burning with hot irons and blowtorches, suspension from rotating ceiling fans, dripping acid on the skin, rape, breaking of limbs ."
Saddam continues to support international terror groups worldwide, the report says. The Iraqi Intelligence Service attempted to assassinate former President George Bush in 1993 and Saddam in April "increased from $10,000 to $25,000 the money offered to families of Palestinian suicide/homicide bombers."
Mr. Bush is expected to cite some of the report's contents when he speaks to the United Nations.

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