Saddam Did No Such Thing Because That Would Be Ridiculous
First, it's illogical to think that in 2003 with the U.S. on the brink of invading, Saddam would give up the one thing that would raise the stakes of a U.S.-led invasion.
Second, let’s say that Saddam wasn’t so concerned about the Americans — a miscalculation that Saddam seems to have made. That’s actually not a rationale for transferring weapons to Syria. Just like in 1991, he faced the collapse of his regime. Except back then, he slaughtered jubilant Shiites and used chemical weapons on the Kurds. Why, in 2003, would Saddam give up the worst threat he could make against his people?
Third, the Iraqi Ba’athists and Syrian Ba’athists are far from allies. Syria’s Allawites are minority Shiites and proxies to Iraq’s arch-enemy Iran. They fought on the allied side against Iraq during Desert Storm. Why would Saddam turn over his deadliest weapons Iran’s best friend in the region? Remember: Saddam says he made his WMD threats to cower the Iranians.
Fourth, from a U.S. military perspective, the transfer would have been impossible to hide. I worked at U.S. Central Command’s Mideast headquarters before, during, and after the invasion, which gave me a good understanding of what was going on at the time. The region was blanketed by U.S. military assets. Operation Enduring Freedom was in full swing in Afghanistan, and Operations Northern and Southern Watch were still in place over Iraq. If something moved — like, say a convoy of Winnebagos of Death heading for Syria — it could be detected and killed.
The underlined section is the most pertinent to this discussion of why something like this would not have occurred. But why would any of these people research and understand the regional politics before making claims like this.
Even if you were able to disregard ALL the reasoning provided above (some of which is subjective), the simple fact is you can't completely eliminate traces of chemical weapons. Even if Saddam was able to move them all out of the country just prior to the attack, he would have been unable to remove all traces of manufacturing and storage. None of which were found prior to the war by UN Inspectors or after the war. There simply is no OBJECTIVE evidence that there were any chemical weapons, in which to have moved to Syria.