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Iraq/Al-Qaeda update(14 posts)

Iraq/Al-Qaeda updateBikeViking
Oct 1, 2003 5:20 AM

This should help our left-leaning colleagues why the war in Iraq was necessary, on MANY levels. THings like this always come out...we'd never catch those b@stards (Islamic fundamentalists) if the public was privy to EVERYTHING the Intelligenc Community was aware of.

What a Hoot..................MR_GRUMPY
Oct 1, 2003 6:21 AM
Lets see........ "Senior Investigators"....."Analysts"..........Could it be that this investigator's name is G. Bush ????????? Where's the Beef (WMD)
Wow. That is a very well supported articleKristin
Oct 1, 2003 6:41 AM
And written by such a well reputed reporter. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Sorry. I'm being facetiousKristin
Oct 1, 2003 6:42 AM
But that was out of line. I just think the article has very little that can be validated.
Sorry. I'm being facetiousBikeViking
Oct 1, 2003 11:13 AM
Not any more so than any other story. Jayson Blair had NO byline in the writing of this story!!!!

It is somewhat anecdotal and doesn't show direct evidence, but with this article, a reasonable person could say that the possibility certainly existed for such a relationship to exist and it may very well have.

God forbid that the GWB Admisitration may have been right about it.
Huh? I though Bush had already weaseled aroundOldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 7:15 AM
and belatedly disclaimed the connection. Is he mis-informed yet AGAIN? Sheesh, the poor boy just can't get his story straight to save his life.
didn't you read the article?rufus
Oct 1, 2003 7:20 AM
it's all an elaborate ruse by our genius-in-chief to protect iraqi assets from wrongful death lawsuits from the victims of 9/11. assets we need to rebuild iraq.

such a clever plan.
Should have known! Devilishly clever! nmOldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 7:22 AM
Huh? I though Bush had already weaseled aroundBikeViking
Oct 1, 2003 11:17 AM
He should have stuck with the original message instead of vacillating on whether or not the link definitively existed.

To be honest, the intel may not have directly linked them, but as I said above, a reasonable person (with fairly good, but not concrete evidence) could assume that SH was in bed with AQ, as well as every other Muslim fanatic group that exists today.
You're right, but a reasonable personOldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 11:27 AM
could also conclude the opposite, if you peel back the onion a bit. A secular Stalinist like SH and a radical Islamist like ObL would seem VERY strange bedfellows.

Either way, history tells us 'assumptions' get us in trouble as often as not, when it comes to declarations of war. Real proof, though difficult to come by, is much preferable. Bush would have kept the high ground on this, and been invincible in the court of public opinion, if he hadn't let 'assumptions' masquerade as 'proof.' Just as a tactical matter, he shouldn't have done that, and was ill-advised by his people.

Should have stuck with human rights, atrocities etc. All provable, and what liberal could argue with a straight-ahead war of liberation from hideous oppression?
You're right, but a reasonable personLive Steam
Oct 1, 2003 11:36 AM
"A secular Stalinist like SH and a radical Islamist like ObL would seem VERY strange bedfellows."

I don't know Ed. They share the same enemy, they are both Muslim and both are imbalanced, maniacal fanatics. I believe they view their relationship as mutually beneficial to each of their demented causes. Both also had reason to hate Bush. Making the connection is not that difficult or hard to imagine.

It is strange how maost all of the Dumocrats called for invading Iraq back in 1998, but now seem to forget that fact.
I never cared to invade Iraq. I was perfectlyOldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 11:42 AM
content to bomb hell out of them every once in awhile.
re: Iraq/Al-Qaeda updateLive Steam
Oct 1, 2003 7:53 AM
NY Post article by a different writer. Yeah Bush must have planted this too! I guess if you don't read it in the NY Times, it can't be true. Oh I forgot the Times only writes fiction. This is another case that will blow up in the Dumocrats face. This guy refused bail. Gee, I wonder why?
and the link to iraq is what, exactly? nmrufus
Oct 1, 2003 8:29 AM