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Seems pretty clear that Saddam had no direct involvement in 911, but was in cahoots with Bin Laden - maybe they weren't in bed together, but they were sure dancing around a lot with each other - that's close enough for me......
1 posted on 06/20/2004 1:13:04 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

As per FNC this morning, the 9/11 Commission is now saying they've discovered new evidence since the release of their prilimenary report that clearly shows high-level contacts between Iraq's Saddam Fedayeen and al Qaeda.

They're backtracking... big time.


2 posted on 06/20/2004 1:20:35 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (When he said "The Mother of All Battles", he meant it.)
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Dick Ben-Veniste was on Meet The DePressed this morning, acting like the jackass he is. Dick was also engaging in low key Bush bashing; he had a fellow commissioner sitting next to him, so it was not Carville-Maniacal raving, but it was there nonetheless.

The 9/11 Commission is a joke.

3 posted on 06/20/2004 1:23:37 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Those who don't want to see any al-Qaeda/Hussein connection also don't want to see any connection to WMD, even though mustard gas and sarin gas shells have been found.

If one keeps one's eyes tightly shut, one sees no connections at all. Some of those included Congresscritters in the 1990's who kept their eyes shut instead of reading the numerous intelligence reports that terrorism was building and becoming problematic.


4 posted on 06/20/2004 1:23:40 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Intolerant in NJ
"Seems pretty clear that Saddam had no direct involvement in 911..."

Then you will be quite interested in what Stephen Hayes has to say. Watch, and see if your opinion is changed then.

5 posted on 06/20/2004 1:27:28 PM PDT by Richard Axtell
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Seems pretty clear that Saddam had no direct involvement in 911

Less than two months before 9/11, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper "Al-Nasiriya" carried a column headlined, "America, An Obsession Called Osama Bin Ladin." [July 21, 2001] In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the U.S. "with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House."

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden "will strike America on the arm that is already hurting," and that the U.S. "will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs" - an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, "New York, New York." [Two 9/11 families were awarded over $100 million last May by U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer based on this and other evidence that Iraq was involved in 9/11]
Saddam Warned of Attacks Before 9/11


6 posted on 06/20/2004 1:42:35 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (When he said "The Mother of All Battles", he meant it.)
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"no direct involvement in 9/11"

I just can't agree with that statement. I have a picture of a painting which was found by our soldiers in Iraq. The picture is huge, and when standing on the ground, the soldiers were standing beside it holding it up. The top of the painting reached the top of their heads (and they didn't appear to be short people).

The painting has Saddam on the lefthand side with the twin towers next to him - showing planes flying into the buildings.

I can't read the writing (it's in Arabic), but to me the painting says: Not only did Saddam know about 9/11 .. he believed his contribution helped to accomplish it. Saddam himself proves the connection with this painting. His ego being what it is .. he would of course want to be on record as having helped to attack the USA.

While Saddam may not have hatched, planned or personally trained the terrorists for 9/11. I believe he provided funds and training camps and he was well aware they were being used for that purpose; the airplane shell at the Salmon Pak training camp reinforces that belief.


7 posted on 06/20/2004 3:00:01 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: a core set of principles from which he will not deviate)
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