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A really big memo. Is this what we've been looking for?
Posted by me on November 15, 2003 12:58 PM | Permalink
Is this what we've been looking for?
Coming from Doug Feith? I'll have to go with "no".
If some of this stuff is "more than a decade old", why are we only hearing about it now? Why didn't Powell bring any of it up in that UN speech?
It claims the contact started in 1990, a time when Saddam was our ally.
And they're still flogging the Prague thing.
November 15, 2003 07:39 PM
The memo is from Feith but the intel isn't, so dismissing it merely because you have a quarrel with one particular individual is intellectually dishonest.
Furthermore, Hussein wasn't our ally in 1990. Calling him an "ally" at any point in history is somewhat of an exaggeration, for that matter.
But feel free to keep your head in the sand if it's comfortable for you.
Lance Jonn Romanoff |
November 16, 2003 03:58 PM
Whatever you say, Lance.
If you think that's the smoking gun that fulfills your desperate need to give "meaning" to the Iraq misadventure by pinning 9/11 on Saddam, power to you.
Me, I think I'll believe the Defense Department on this one.
November 16, 2003 06:51 PM
"If you think that's the smoking gun that fulfills your desperate need to give "meaning" to the Iraq misadventure by pinning 9/11 on Saddam, power to you."
You sure make a great deal of assumptions about my needs considering you don't know me. In any event, the issue at hand is not "pinning 9/11 on Saddam" it is the relationship between the government of Iraq and the al-Qaida. But well done, you've managed to deliberately miss the point in traditional leftist fashion. Quite predictable.
"Me, I think I'll believe the Defense Department on this one."
I see, so you don't believe Under Secretary of Defense but you do believe his department. How schizophrenic of you.
In any event, the DoD is only clarifying that the news reports stating that the intelligence Feith is discussing is new information, it is not contradicting the accuracy of the information itself.
In the words of the statement: "News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate."
Nice try, though.
Lance Jonn Romanoff |
November 16, 2003 07:41 PM
Lance, You will never change the left. THEY KNOW THE TRUTH, heh-heh.
November 17, 2003 10:06 PM