Carol Platt Liebau: The Explosive Documents

Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Explosive Documents

As this column by Dave Kopel points out, there's a lot of information contained in the newly released Saddam Hussein documents that simply isn't being reported on thoroughly.

Here's one nugget, as Kopel summarizes it:

Four days after the Sept. 11 attacks, an Iraqi intelligence source in Afghanistan reported back to Iraq about information he received from a Taliban official: Bin Laden had visited Iraq and was in communication with Iraq, and the U.S. "has evidence that the Iraqi government and the group of Osama bin Laden have cooperated to attack targets inside America." Thus, if it were proven that bin Laden and the Taliban had planned "such operations, it is possible that America will attack Iraq and Afghanistan."

Referencing a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs, Kopel also writes:

The documents state that Uday Hussein ordered "special operations, assassinations, and bombings" against London and other targets. Moreover, the Iraqi regime, at the time of the March 2003 coalition invasion, had made advanced preparations for "Blessed July" terrorism attacks against the West.

Remember the prominence with which newspapers ran the Iraq Survey Group's conclusion that no WMD were in Iraq? Why aren't these blockbuster documents getting the same in depth, contextualized treatment?

Read the docs for yourself HERE.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

MSM do not admit errors.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

"I don’t think we ever said — at least I know I didn’t say — that there was a direct connection between September the 11th and Saddam Hussein." -- George W. Bush

Too bad the President didn't know about these documents, huh?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, now Marshall Art and Copioneer and others will point out that aiding al Qaeda and helping with 9/11 are different things. The point is that the US military has had these documents with all these explosive claims in their possession for almost three years, and no one in the administration has ever used them to support their position.

Why does the military hate the President?

3:34 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Are you a poker player, Mr. Twister? I'm not. But I HAVE heard and understand the term, playing close to the vest.

As has happened many times before, it may be that the administration had the facts on their side and simply let the looney left overplay their hand before embarassing them with truth - and just in time for an election cycle, too!

Politics! Ain't it grand!

8:54 AM  

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