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Profile: Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri


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December 2001      Complete Iraq timeline

       In early December, Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri flees Iraq and defects to the United States. He tells US intelligence that he was a civil engineer until the end of 2000 and that he was involved in rebuilding Iraqi facilities that would produce chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. He claims “that as many as 300 secret weapons facilities ... [have] been ‘reactivated’ since the withdrawal of UN inspectors.” He describes a biological weapons program consisting of small underground labs and mobile labs concealed within specially modified trucks. “In some areas, houses or a small factory would get converted into labs,” Saeed tells his debriefers. [Washington Post, 7/31/2002; Washington Post, 12/21/01; New York Times, 12/20/2001] In late December, Ahmed Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress arranges for Saeed al-Haideri to be interviewed by New York Times reporter Judith Miller in Thailand. In the interview, Saeed describes visits he made to the secret weapons labs. He says “that he had personally visited at least 20 different sites that he believed to have been associated with Iraq's chemical or biological weapons programs,” reports the New York Times. “[S]everal of the production and storage facilities were hidden in the rear of government companies and private villas in residential areas, or underground in what were built to look like water wells which are lined with lead-filled concrete and contain no water. He said that he was shown biological materials from a laboratory that was underneath Saddam Hussein Hospital, the largest hospital in Baghdad.” [New York Review of Books 2/26/04; New York Times, 12/20/2001] After the invasion of Iraq, no evidence will be found to substantiate Saeed's claims, and Judith Miller will be widely criticized for her heavy—almost exclusive—reliance on the INC and its members as the main sources for her stories. [Slate, 8/29/03; Slate, 7/25/03]
People and organizations involved: Judith MIller, Iraqi National Congress (INC), Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri, Ahmed Chalabi

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