LINK: Iraq Connection Helped U.S. Find Bin Laden

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    Iraq Connection Helped U.S. Find Bin Laden

    In 2004, about six weeks after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Kurdish police nabbed a high-ranking al-Qaida operative named Hassan Ghul in a town near the Iranian border. It wasn't long before Ghul was telling CIA interrogators about one of the organization's couriers, who used the nom-de-guerre of Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti.

    "Hassan Ghul was the linchpin" in finding and killing Osama bin Laden, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Monday. Ghul told the United States that the Kuwaiti-born Pakistani now known to have been Sheikh Abu Ahmed, who was killed along with the terrorist chieftain he served on Monday by U.S. Navy SEALs, was a crucial figure within al-Qaida.

    "Al-Kuwaiti" was close to Faraj al-Libi, who replaced the captured Khalid Shiekh Mohammed as al-Qaida operational commander, Ghul told the CIA.

    When al-Libi himself was captured in May 2005, and the United States interrogated him, he reportedly covered up for Ahmed so protectively that it became clear Ahmed was a key asset. It took more than seven years, but following the trail that began in Iraq with Ghul's capture finally led to bin Laden's Pakistan compound.

    Ghul may have been next-to-unknown to Americans, but not to Newsmax readers. As early as March 8, 2004, Newsmax featured a newswire story noting that Ghul was found with "a strategic memo from Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the mysterious terror leader allegedly behind the bombings of Shiites in Iraq." And that "Ghul also yielded intel on bin Laden's position."

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Iraq Connection Helped U.S. Find Bin Laden
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    Newsmax
     
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    Is this a bad thing?
     
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    So I wonder why they didn't link the first story. This one says nothing. It's always fascinating, though, when an internet news outlet claims to have inside information direct from the CIA. Even if by some remote chance they did, the CIA would not admit it, so articles like that are only good as fodder for conspiracy theorists attempting to justify the Iraq war by tying al-Qaeda to Iraq at a time when the war was beginning to go bad. Newsmax did that on several occasions.
     
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    why?

    I mean CBS reported days before a presidential election that some in accurate information about Bush and his service record about events that have not taken place on a computer that did not exist at the time

    The AP is the source for the story

    so whats the problem?
     
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    You mean.....besides Lil' Dumbya's incompetency?????

    :eusa_eh:

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    There were all kinds of stories with weak linkages of AQ to Iraq. I'm sure now that bin Laden is dead, we'll see many more of these stories resurrected as people attempt to prove that Bush was mightier than Obama.
     
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    Can't attack the facts, attack the source.

    If it's so bad, it would be easy to refute.
     
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    So let me get this straight.

    The reason that the Newsmax story is reliable is because CBS did an unreliable story about GW Bush?

    lol, good one.
     

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