Thursday, January 05, 2006

Iraq and Al Qaeda - Details begin to Emerge

Newsweek -- certainly no ally of the Bush administration -- just posted slides from a classified 2002 Pentagon briefing that outlined Iraq's cooperation with Al Qaeda in the years prior to 9/11. Though plenty of sections are redacted, note the key findings:

  • More than a decade of numerous contacts

  • Multiple areas of cooperation

  • Shared anti-US goals and common bellicose rhetoric - unique in calling for killing of Americans and praising 9/11

  • Shared interest and pursuit of WMD

  • Some indications of possible Iraqi coordination with Al Qaida specifically related to 9/11

  • Relationship would be compartmented by both sides; closely guarded secret; indications of excellent operational security by both parties

  • Read the whole thing™. Next thing you know, we'll find out Iraq had WMDs.

    Shhh... no one tell Pelosi, Kennedy or Schumer.

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