Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Saddam's Iraq: Wal-Mart for Terrorists

In Deroy Murdoch's latest column he makes a suggestion to the Administration that they definitely should follow... Set up and easy-access .gov site for all the translated documents from Saddam's regime. Currently they are on the US Army Foreign Military Studies site in PDF form.

He urges Bush to use these documents to prove the Saddam/al Qaeda relationship once and for all. To tell Americans that coalition forces were deployed to "padlock Saddam's Wal-Mart for terrorists".

"According to a March 23 ABC News analysis of several records, "an official representative of Saddam Hussein's government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995, after receiving approval from Saddam Hussein." Bin Laden requested that Baghdad broadcast into Saudi Arabia sermons by radical Saudi mullah Suleiman al Ouda. He also proposed, as one file says, "carrying out joint operations against foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia.

The document states that Hussein was briefed on the March 4, 1995 meeting, and that further "development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties to be left according to what's open [in the future] based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation." This memo notes that after Sudan booted bin Laden, and he decamped to Afghanistan, "The relationship with him is still through the Sudanese. We're currently working on activating this relationship through a new channel in light of his current location." (Read the Whole Article)

I haven't heard too much from the left about these documents.

Once someone (anti-Bush/anti-war person) said to me... If you could prove that children were being hurt by Saddam, it would be worth it for our troops to be there. I gave the person the articles about the children's prisons (with kids as young as two) that were liberated by American Marines... Needless to say, that info and the pictures of the dead Kurdish children still weren't enough and the person continued in their blind Bush-hatred...despite the kids he/she claimed to care about.

It makes me wonder what would be enough to overcome the all-encompassing hatred of Bush. ...Even if we found weapons with anthrax or Ebola -would that be enough or would they just say that Karl Rove planted them?

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