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Five years later: Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda not linked, Pentagon admits

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  1. weswelker#83

    weswelker#83 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Thu March 13, 2008
    The U.S. military's first and only study looking into ties between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda showed no connection between the two, according to a military report released by the Pentagon.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/13/alqaeda.saddam/index.html



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    DUDE!!!!


    didn't you hear? This kind of information is 'too sensitive' for the American people.



    Now back to the News:

    Anyone watch American Idol this week? Man..it was great, and that Simon, he is sooo mean. And get a load of that Brittney Spears, She so crazy! I also heard that J-lo and K-fed were having a baby with Brangelina....Shhhhhh
     
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    Already been posted. BTW the report itself doesn't say no links. It does say no OPERATIONAL links which is a very different matter, to most people except haters.
     
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    It says no OPERATIONAL links to people who like to parse words... PF.... are you a lawyer? If not, I think you might be good at it.

    what other kind of link were they looking to connect? A FRIENDSHIP link? A SAUSAGE link?

    I guess it really depends on what your definition of 'is' is.
     
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    Pay him no attention. He's gonna cling to AQ-Saddam ties to til the day he dies, no matter the evidence to the contrary. Just like Plame "wasn't covert" and "everyone knew she was CIA." He's been marginalized by reality of late. Hard to expect him to convert at this point.

    Afterall, it took Marion Jones an indictment before she ever admitted the truth.
     
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    The word operational is critical. What that means is that they didn't directly plan or participate in missons (at least that there is evidence of, they have reviewed 600k of 2 mil docs). That does not mean there were no links indeed the report specifies links to terrorist groups.

    It is documented that Zaquawi was allowed into Iraq after we went into Afghanistan and attacked the US Ambassador in Jordan and then welcomed vback into Iraq by Saddam. Then there are the documents discussing the meetings between Iraqi intel and Al Queda in Afghanistan.
     
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    How is a desk job at Langley "covert", and how is it that her husband spent a lot of time bragging about his wife in the CIA?

    As I said in another thread to you: MAKE SENSE MAN! MAKE SENSE!

    But I'm sure you never will.
     
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    Just the idea that Saddam would put his forehead on the ground in subjugation to anything but a gun pointed at it is laughable.
     
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    Isn't that cute. Pats Fan in Eagle's Land has got himself a little helper.
     
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    So why did the Public Realtions guy at Langly tell Novak she was an employee there is she were covert?
     
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    sdaniels7114 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Oh I am not going down this stupid road again Patsfan.
     
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    Back to the Topic of this post. Now that the report is actually out rather than spin from an unnamed source there is actual info from the post they tell a very different than the leak from CNN.

    a couple of articles and excerpts.

    http://www.nysun.com/article/72906

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/889pvpxc.asp

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/03/14/saddam-supported-at-least-two-al-qaeda-groups-pentagon/



    From the weekly standard quotes from the actual report
     
  13. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Not really. I was just looking up some of PressCoverage's old posts and this one was particularly stupid and annoying.

    What Colin Powell and his little friend did to Scooter Libby and a few reporters is nothing short of criminal, and that there are still people who don't see it or won't admit what happened grinds my gears.
     

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