THE FISH STINKS FROM THE HEAD
By now you've probably seen this story:
Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war....
But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents that weapons experts say are a danger themselves: detailed accounts of Iraq's secret nuclear research before the 1991 Persian Gulf war. The documents, the experts say, constitute a basic guide to building an atom bomb.
Last night, the government shut down the Web site...
I'm amused by this line in the story:
Some intelligence officials feared that individual documents, translated and interpreted by amateurs, would be used out of context to second-guess the intelligence agencies' view that Mr. Hussein did not have unconventional weapons or substantive ties to Al Qaeda.
Now where would those "amateurs," those half-crazed social misfits, get a cockamamie notion like that?
Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:11 a.m. EST
Dick Cheney: Iraq Documents Show Saddam-Osama Tie
Vice President Dick Cheney predicted Wednesday that thousands of boxes of documents captured from Saddam's Hussein's former regime will show that the Iraqi dictator had a much closer relationship with Osama bin Laden than was previously known.
"I think what we'll find as we get a chance to go through and analyze these documents -- there's some 50,000 boxes of them that are now being made available here over the next few months -- that we'll see a pretty complete picture that Saddam Hussein did, in fact, deal with some pretty nefarious characters out there," Cheney told Fox News Radio's Tony Snow.
Asked if he was referring to Osama bin Laden, Cheney replied:
"Yes, we don't know the full scale of it there yet, and I don't want to make a hard and fast prediction here. But there is reporting, obviously, that we've seen over the years that there was some kind of a relationship there between the Iraqis and Osama bin Laden." ...
Thanks. Got it.
(Incidentally, if no one's found a WMD smoking gun in this archive yet it's not for lack of trying on the part of people like this Freeper monomaniac.)