We get where you are coming from Fred. It's like when the early Christians had to deal with the fact that pagans for centuries had myths of a god-man who performed miracles, suffered, died, and overcame death to rise again. See Dionysus and Osiris, et alia. How did the good church fathers navigate around this embarrassing fact? Genius. They claimed the godless pagans plagiarized the central mystery of Christianity through anticipation. You see, the pagans somehow conspired with the devil to learn of the life and death of Jesus before he actually lived and died. They then plagiarized Jesus before he ever existed. Brilliant!
Fred has stumbled upon the grand Saddam conspiracy of anticipatory WMD fraud. You see, Saddam had WMDs, nuclear, biological, the works. Yeah, he still had loads of the stuff after we bombed the snot out of his country during Gulf War I (circa 1991). Saddam knew the US was invading his country. Fred's theory: rather than light up our troops with his dangerous WMD hoard as we massed at his boarder, old Saddam destroyed all his WMDs, including any verifiable trace of their existence, moments before we invaded. Very clever. Saddam gets the last laugh by denying our government capture of the raison d'etre of its entire invasion. Fred Thompson is well on his way to Conspiracy Theorist of the Month. Keep up the solid work Fred.