Yes Hussein Had many Ties To Terrorism!

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    www.weeklystandard.com/Utilities/printer_preview.asp?idArticle=4696&R=9FE11...

    Not long ago John Kerry called Saddam Hussein a terrorist. He worried about Iraq passing weapons to terrorists. His running mate prominently cited Iraq's terrorist connections as chief reason for the war. As recently as early September, Kerry praised soldiers in Iraq as freedom fighters in the war on terror.

    All of this has changed. The Iraq war, Kerry says now with borrowed conviction, was a distraction.

    In an interview with Time magazine, Kerry claimed that the 9/11 Commisson found not only that Iraq was not behind the September 11 attacks, but that Iraq had "nothing to do with al Qaeda."

    Okay then!!!!!!
    Here are some relevant facts about Iraqi support for terrorism.
     
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    Naturally all of those statements were based on lies told to Kerry by Bush :teeth: (besides--it was the popular thing to say at the time)
     
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A54452-2003Nov17?language=printer

    In a news release, the Defense Department late Saturday described the Feith memo as containing "either raw reports or products of the CIA, the NSA [the National Security Agency, which performs electronic intelligence intercepts] or in one case, the DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency]." The release said that leaking such a document "is deplorable and may be illegal."

    One item reported in the Weekly Standard began, "According to CIA reporting, bin Laden and [top bin Laden deputy Ayman] Zawahiri met with two Iraqi intelligence officers in Afghanistan in Dec. 1998." Another item refers to "sensitive CIA reporting" about the Saudi National Guard going on alert in December 2000 "after learning Saddam agreed to assist al Qaeda in attacking U.S./U.K. interests in Saudi Arabia."

    In its Saturday release, the Pentagon took the unusual step of saying, "News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al Qaeda and Iraq . . . are inaccurate." The release also said the memo "was not an analysis of the substantive issue of the relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda and drew no conclusions."

    A senior intelligence official said yesterday that the NSA and the DIA may make their own referrals to Justice, based on their analysis of the information disclosed from the Feith memo.

    While Stephen F. Hayes, author of the Weekly Standard article, concluded that "there can no longer be any serious argument about whether Saddam Hussein's Iraq worked with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to plot against Americans," some critics of the administration policy came to a different conclusion.

    W. Patrick Lang, former head of the Middle East section of the DIA, said yesterday that the Standard article "is a listing of a mass of unconfirmed reports, many of which themselves indicate that the two groups continued to try to establish some sort of relationship. If they had such a productive relationship, why did they have to keep trying?"

    Another former senior intelligence official said the memo is not an intelligence product but rather "data points . . . among the millions of holdings of the intelligence agencies, many of which are simply not thought likely to be true."

    Just wanted to post some rounded info about Stephen Hayes, where he acquired the info and how he came to his conclusions.

    He used the Feith leaked document which is a subject of controversy being that it is TOP SECRET CIA info.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...11.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/11/ixnewstop.html
     

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