This weekend as President Bush stated that Syria was “getting the message that they should not harbor Baath Party officials,” the United States continued to accuse Syria of posessing weapons of mass destruction. The emphasis on Syria shows even more hypocrisy on the part of the United States foreign policy, as Israel also posesses weapons of mass destruction (yet retains the support of the United States) while Syria has also recently proposed a UN resolution that would make the entire Middle East (including Israel) a WMD-free zone. However, this goes against the wishes of many neo-conservatives, including some senior administration officials, who released a report three years ago calling for the use of force to disarm Syria.
- Gulf News: Syria won’t allow inspection, wants WMD-free region
- Winston-Salem Journal: Syria calls on council to back its resolution
- Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East by Country
- AlterNet: Syria on Neocons’ Hit List