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In Fenian's absence ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chi City 81, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I thought I'd post this item that just came across the wire. Have at it, folks.

    Senate: Saddam Saw al-Qaida As Threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Saddam Hussein regarded al-Qaida as a threat rather than a possible ally, a Senate report says, contradicting assertions President Bush has used to build support for the war in Iraq. Released Friday, the report discloses for the first time an October 2005 CIA assessment that before the war, Saddam's government "did not have a relationship, harbor or turn a blind eye toward" al-Qaida operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi or his associates.
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Why am I not stunned?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    Why would those fanatically religious Al Qaida kooks be a threat to the secular rule of Saddam Hussein?

    Pshaw, I say.
  4. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Just a bunch of liberals making stuff up. Everyone knows the Democrats are in control of the Senate.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Of course, all other CIA reports on the region have been complete bullshit, but this one is 100 percent gold-plated accurate.
  6. http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz.asp
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Wait, why was this moved?

    It's about an AP News Alert -- that doesn't belong in news?
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Confusing, eh Doc?
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yes, it is.

    Did I miss a fucking meeting?
  10. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Ignoring the fact that this comes from a place that is little more than a GOP PR publication, much of the information spelled out has been disproven of demonstrated to be false.

    If the information was accurate, Iraq would have been working on developing a nuclear warhead instead of telling AQ Kahn to get bent.

    The mere fact that this paragraph exists in the "article" linked demonstrates its falsehood:
    All of the "bullet points" are old information that has since been demonstrated to be post-filtering propaganda.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why is the Weekly Standard divulging the contents of TOP SECRET U.S. government memorandum?

    Lyman, I'm sure you join me in a call to find and arrest the leaker of said memo.

    Oh, and Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein had an "operational relationship," too. For what that's worth.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Yeah, Doc, we took a vote.
    You're out.
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