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Pentagon: Russia Gave Saddam U.S. Intel
Yahoo ^ | March 24, 2006 | ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer

Posted on 03/24/2006 11:24:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

WASHINGTON - The Russian government provided Saddam Hussein with intelligence on U.S. military movements and plans during the opening days of the war in 2003, according to a Pentagon report released Friday.

The unclassified report does not assess the value of the information or provide details beyond citing an Iraqi document that says the battlefield intelligence was provided to Saddam through the Russian ambassador in Baghdad.

A classified version of the Pentagon report, titled "Iraqi Perspectives Project," is not being made public.

Whether by chance or design, one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort. By telling Saddam that the main attack on Baghdad would not begin until the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrived around April 15, the Russians reinforced an impression that U.S. commanders were trying to create to catch the Iraqis by surprise.

The attack on Baghdad began well before the 4th Infantry arrived, and the Saddam regime collapsed quickly.

As originally planned by Gen. Tommy Franks, the Central Command chief who ran the war, the 4th Infantry was to attack into northern

Iraq from Turkey, but the Turkish government refused to go along. Meanwhile the 4th Infantry's tanks and other equipment remained on ships in the eastern Mediterranean for weeks — a problem that Franks sought to turn into an advantage by assaulting Baghdad without them.

Based on a captured Iraqi document — a memo to Saddam from his Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dated April 2 — Russian intelligence reported through its ambassador that the American forces were moving to cut off Baghdad from the south, east and north, with the heaviest concentration of troops in the Karbala area. It said the Americans had 12,000 troops in the area, along with 1,000 vehicles.

In fact, Karbala was a major step on the U.S. invasion route along the Euphrates River to Baghdad. The Karbala assault was launched April 1. A key bridge over the Euphrates, near Karbala, was seized on April 2, permitting U.S. forces to approach Baghdad from the southwest before Iraq could move sufficient forces from the north.

The Pentagon report also said the Russians told the Iraqis that the Americans planned to concentrate on bombing in and around Baghdad, cutting the road to

Syria and Jordan and creating enough confusion to force Baghdad residents to flee.

The Pentagon report, designed to help U.S. officials understand in hindsight how Saddam and his military commanders prepared for and fought the war, paints a picture of an Iraqi regime blind to the threat it faced from the U.S. invaders, hamstrung by Saddam's inept military leadership and deceived by its own propaganda.

"The largest contributing factor to the complete defeat of Iraq's military forces was the continued interference by Saddam," the report said.

While Saddam disastrously miscalculated, the U.S. military also erred in areas beyond the well-known failure to realize that the Baghdad regime had no weapons of mass destruction, according to the 210-page report.

U.S. officials believed Iraq would set its oil wells on fire as part of a scorched-earth policy, and the invasion plan was constructed in ways meant to get U.S. troops to the southern oil wells before they could be torched.

The new report said, however, that while captured Iraqi documents show that there were plans made at the regional or local level to destroy the northern and southern oil wells, Saddam had expressly forbidden it.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
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1 posted on 03/24/2006 11:24:16 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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The Reuters report:

Pentagon report says Russia gave Iraq intelligence

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Pentagon report says Russia gave Iraq intelligence

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Russia provided intelligence to Iraq's government in the opening days of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, including information that fed Iraqi suspicions that the main U.S. invasion force coming from Kuwait was actually a diversion, a Pentagon report released on Friday stated.

The report said an April 2, 2003, document from the Iraqi minister of foreign affairs to President Saddam Hussein stated that Russian intelligence had reported information on American troops plans to the Iraqis through the Russian ambassador.

The intelligence, the document stated, was that the American forces were moving to cut off Baghdad from the south, east and north, that U.S. bombing would concentrate on Baghdad and that the assault on Baghdad would not begin before around April 15.

In fact, Baghdad fell about a week before that date.

"Significantly, the regime was also receiving intelligence from the Russians that fed suspicions that the attack out of Kuwait was merely a diversion," the report stated.

The revelations were contained in a report by the U.S. military's Joint Forces Command assessing the events in the opening months of the war.


2 posted on 03/24/2006 11:28:20 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Just goes to show you how intelligent the Russians are. Like we weren't going to find out? What will we do? Probably nothing.......
3 posted on 03/24/2006 11:28:59 AM PST by b4its2late (There are good terrorists.............. DEAD ONES.)
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To: b4its2late

They gave them GPS Jammers, improved RPG's and Night vision equipment also.


4 posted on 03/24/2006 11:31:41 AM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: b4its2late

My question is, why on earth would we tell anyone of an attack plan in the first place?


5 posted on 03/24/2006 11:32:20 AM PST by Cyclone59 (If a cat chokes on a mouse, who killed who?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort"

With enemies like this, who needs friends!

6 posted on 03/24/2006 11:33:16 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Gee,I wonder why they would have done that! I wonder if they also might have had a motive (or a number of motives) to help Sadaam move/hide/destroy his WMDs.
7 posted on 03/24/2006 11:33:30 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Russians are still scum.


8 posted on 03/24/2006 11:34:31 AM PST by GEC
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How many Americans died as a result?

Why should we not given the Chechen freedom fighters intel on Russian army movements?

Russia is our enemy.


9 posted on 03/24/2006 11:36:46 AM PST by tomahawk (Proud to be an enemy of Islam)
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To: b4its2late; Wristpin
Thread on this:

Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?

10 posted on 03/24/2006 11:39:00 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: tomahawk
Might have been part of the plan:

"Significantly, the regime was also receiving intelligence from the Russians that fed suspicions that the attack out of Kuwait was merely a diversion," the report stated.

11 posted on 03/24/2006 11:40:48 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
But the Dems were braying for more partners to help us. Would the French have betrayed us this way? Oops, stupid question.
12 posted on 03/24/2006 11:41:46 AM PST by KarlInOhio (The tree of liberty is getting awfully parched.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I question how Russia acquired our war plans? Espionage, intelligence, satellite data, or combination? I don't think we gave it to them, unless it was planned to encourage Saddam to cave? That I seriously doubt.


13 posted on 03/24/2006 11:43:28 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Russians are not our friends - was Bush ever so naive as to think they were, or was he just playing along with Putin to try to get something, anything at all, out of him? Churchill held his nose and worked with Stalin to win WWII, but he was never naive enough to forget that Stalin was really an enemy of freedom and democracy. I do find it interesting that the Russky briefing(s) may have helped to lead to a more rapid collapse of Saddam's regime, though I'm not sure how much more Iraq could have resisted even if they knew exactly what was really happening.

"Whether by chance or design, one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort. By telling Saddam that the main attack on Baghdad would not begin until the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrived around April 15, the Russians reinforced an impression that U.S. commanders were trying to create to catch the Iraqis by surprise."
14 posted on 03/24/2006 11:43:48 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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Wonder if the ambassador had dinner with Jay Rockefeller?


15 posted on 03/24/2006 11:46:22 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: tomahawk
Yes. I believe there were extra deaths as a result.

Yet, when I look back on that war (or that part of the war) I really think what harmed the coalition was the lack of a push from the north to the south as Turkey did not allow the 4th ID into her country.

Of course, it was still a record speed military achievement. Hell, I can still remember the press conference with Bush and Blair and the press crying the blues that the battle for Iraq was taking way longer than predicted - LOL.

16 posted on 03/24/2006 11:47:00 AM PST by hawkaw
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Might have been part of the plan:

Those were my thoughts also. Some more of that "misinformation" that the President warned that would be given out. And then I read elsewhere that Russians in civilian clothing helped load and truck WMDs over to Syria.

17 posted on 03/24/2006 11:47:57 AM PST by daybreakcoming (If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. A. Lincoln)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Today, on another thread, I addressed the incompetence of the MSM media - this is perfect example, made even more so because it is by an "expert" MSM writer (the "AP Military Writer"):

"U.S. military also erred"
"U.S. officials believed Iraq would set its oil wells on fire as part of a scorched-earth policy, and the invasion plan was constructed in ways meant to get U.S. troops to the southern oil wells before they could be torched. The new report said, however, that while captured Iraqi documents show that there were plans made at the regional or local level to destroy the northern and southern oil wells, Saddam had expressly forbidden it."

Mr. AP "Military Writer", please tell me how long it would take Saddam to "unforbid" torching the oil wells and to transmit that order via radio? Five seconds? Forty seconds?

Now tell me how long it would take to determine that he had made the "unforbid" decision and to put forces in place to protect the wells?

18 posted on 03/24/2006 11:48:38 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Whether by chance or design, one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort. By telling Saddam that the main attack on Baghdad would not begin until the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrived around April 15, the Russians reinforced an impression that U.S. commanders were trying to create to catch the Iraqis by surprise.

I all can say it that Allah must have been ticked off with Saddam Hussein.

"All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

19 posted on 03/24/2006 11:49:19 AM PST by george wythe
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This was known during the opening weeks of the war, was it not? Russian advisors on hand, including those in the ... er ... "diplomatic" convoy of trucks heading for Syria, had to be evacuated and their safety assured before American action could be taken, regardless of their nefarious reasons for being there in the first place.

Russia is NOT our friend (the president's view to Putin's soul notwithstanding).

20 posted on 03/24/2006 11:52:13 AM PST by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice.

I'm sure this will be a minor story in our MSM.

They have bigger pressing stories. (sarcasm)


21 posted on 03/24/2006 11:52:42 AM PST by Red6
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How can Russia be trusted to assist with a compromise or solution on Iran?


22 posted on 03/24/2006 11:53:38 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: GEC

Repeat after me: Russia is not our friend; Russia is not our friend; Russia is not our friend.


23 posted on 03/24/2006 11:54:41 AM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: AliVeritas; saveliberty; Peach; Miss Marple; writer33

Holy @#$% ping.

Sooner..or later..it may all come out...how our "allies" were subverting our attempt to make Saddam behave.


24 posted on 03/24/2006 11:55:19 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: SE Mom

IFB, it is only a matter of time before a Congressman's name turns up in one of these released documents.


25 posted on 03/24/2006 11:58:48 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; b4its2late; Wristpin; Cyclone59; LZ_Bayonet; Gay State Conservative; GEC; ...
Whether by chance or design, one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort. By telling Saddam that the main attack on Baghdad would not begin until the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrived around April 15, the Russians reinforced an impression that U.S. commanders were trying to create to catch the Iraqis by surprise.

Sounds like the Russians were helping is out - no wonder Bush was so chummy with Putin after the invasion on Putin's trip to Washington.

What I find laughable is with such a 'wink-wink' line added in the people here are all upset and can't read between the lines. I guess Saddam was not the only one fooled by this feint.

Remember - Russia was also trying to negotiate into getting Saddam to step down and go into exile in Jordan and this was probably a way to scare him into going.

Putin also warned Bush about planned attacks on America by Saddam after 9/11.

26 posted on 03/24/2006 11:59:15 AM PST by Proctor (I risk my life to bring you http://www.historyofjihad.org & http://www.islamcomicbook.com/)
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To: Cyclone59
"My question is, why on earth would we tell anyone of an attack plan in the first place?"

Looks like our dis information campaign worked. No doubt in my mind that we knew that the Russians were helping Saddam. Wasn't it the Russians who persuaded Saddam that we would never attach, and helped catch them with there turbines down.
27 posted on 03/24/2006 11:59:31 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Enchante

"was Bush ever so naive ..."

Is the pope Catholic?


28 posted on 03/24/2006 12:00:05 PM PST by liberte
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To: shezza; Red6; Kimberly GG; Marysecretary; SE Mom; gov_bean_ counter
Whether by chance or design, one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort. By telling Saddam that the main attack on Baghdad would not begin until the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrived around April 15, the Russians reinforced an impression that U.S. commanders were trying to create to catch the Iraqis by surprise.

Sounds like the Russians were helping is out - no wonder Bush was so chummy with Putin after the invasion on Putin's trip to Washington.

What I find laughable is with such a 'wink-wink' line added in the people here are all upset and can't read between the lines. I guess Saddam was not the only one fooled by this feint.

Remember - Russia was also trying to negotiate into getting Saddam to step down and go into exile in Jordan and this was probably a way to scare him into going.

Putin also warned Bush about planned attacks on America by Saddam after 9/11.

29 posted on 03/24/2006 12:01:52 PM PST by Proctor (I risk my life to bring you http://www.historyofjihad.org & http://www.islamcomicbook.com/)
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To: Wristpin
yes, I do remember that. Payback, or an attempt at one, from Afghanistan under Reagan and they were probably PO'd at the success we had in Afghanistan and while they failed miserably.
30 posted on 03/24/2006 12:02:30 PM PST by b4its2late (There are good terrorists.............. DEAD ONES.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From PalestineFacts.org:
Under "Military Provocation By Arab Countries and Soviet Disinformation"

Here's an excerpt:
At the same time, and unknown to the Israelis, the Soviet Union mounted a disinformation campaign pushing Egypt to join Syria against Israel. At that time, the Soviets were providing military and economic aid to both Syria and Egypt. On May 13, 1967 a Soviet parliamentary delegation visited Cairo and informed the Egyptian leaders that Israel had concentrated eleven to thirteen brigades along the Syrian border in preparation for an assault within a few days, with the intention of overthrowing the revolutionary Syrian Government. This was a complete fabrication designed by the Soviets to destabilize the Middle East. Similar false information may have been given to Egypt by the Soviets as early as May 2.


How could we go about diplomatically and effectively persuading a country to abandon some of the more destructive kinds of nationalist practices? I don't know. It's a difficult problem, if that country was once the host and benefactor of a large empire.
31 posted on 03/24/2006 12:05:48 PM PST by familyop ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: stubernx98; Cyclone59; liberte; Enchante
Looks like the Russians were HELPING us since their satellites could see our troop movements and thus could tell if this plan was true or not.

I am shocked to find Freepers as naive as Saddam's generals.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20040622-085205-5477r.htm

Ignoring Putin's revelation

At a press conference on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an extraordinary statement that might explain why President Bush felt such a great sense of urgency about driving Saddam Hussein from power. Mr. Putin said that Iraq was planning some kind of attack against the United States. Unfortunately, the same major media that have erroneously suggested that the September 11 commission's report debunks any linkage between al Qaeda and Iraq have shown little interest in Mr. Putin's revelation.

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Thanks again Russia!!

32 posted on 03/24/2006 12:06:50 PM PST by Proctor (I risk my life to bring you http://www.historyofjihad.org & http://www.islamcomicbook.com/)
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To: Proctor

I still don't trust them. I prefer Reagan's strategery.


33 posted on 03/24/2006 12:07:18 PM PST by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Chena; Valin; M. Thatcher; DocRock; Calpernia; Madame Dufarge; Txsleuth; ...
Confirmed by the Pentagon (I love it when a plan comes together)

Pentagon: Russia Gave Saddam U.S. Intel

Release/Translation of Classified PreWar Docs ping. If you want to be added or removed to the ping list, please Freepmail me.

Please add the keyword prewardocs to any articles pertaining to this subject.

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

Also here

Documents from the Harmony Database

34 posted on 03/24/2006 12:10:19 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: b4its2late; Wristpin
yes, I do remember that. Payback, or an attempt at one, from Afghanistan under Reagan and they were probably PO'd at the success we had in Afghanistan and while they failed miserably.

Do you pull stuff out of your *** because you hate Russia/Putin?

Some of us have a longer memory:

Putin urges voters to back Bush

"Russian President Vladimir Putin says terrorist attacks in Iraq are aimed at preventing the re-election of U.S. President George W. Bush and that a Bush defeat "could lead to the spread of terrorism to other parts of the world."

Looks like the Russians were HELPING us since their satellites could see our troop movements and thus could tell if this plan was true or not.

I am shocked to find Freepers as naive as Saddam's generals.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20040622-085205-5477r.htm

Ignoring Putin's revelation

At a press conference on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an extraordinary statement that might explain why President Bush felt such a great sense of urgency about driving Saddam Hussein from power. Mr. Putin said that Iraq was planning some kind of attack against the United States. Unfortunately, the same major media that have erroneously suggested that the September 11 commission's report debunks any linkage between al Qaeda and Iraq have shown little interest in Mr. Putin's revelation.

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Thanks again Russia!!

35 posted on 03/24/2006 12:10:40 PM PST by Proctor (I risk my life to bring you http://www.historyofjihad.org & http://www.islamcomicbook.com/)
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To: eyespysomething; genefromjersey

I just posted about this to you on another thread. genefromjersey first guessed at this in a thread he posted yesterday or today (days running together) ...


36 posted on 03/24/2006 12:14:03 PM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Giving intelligence information to the Russians is like giving it to the Democrats in the Senate. Either way, it will promptly leak out to people who want to kill Americans. It is excellent that the Russians passed on bad information to their Iraq allies in Saddam's regime.

Perhaps the future planning for information in the Senate ought to include giving them bad information, so the leaks will help, rather than hurt, our war effort. When you are dealing with a sieve, pour in tainted water, and see where it runs out.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article: "2nd Report on the Campaign for the NC 11th District"

37 posted on 03/24/2006 12:19:31 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com RIGHT NOW. I need your help.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And W looked in his eyes and saw..........what?


38 posted on 03/24/2006 12:22:31 PM PST by Bret
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To: liberte

Bush is a true BOZO...Now we have a story that Hutchinson Wampoa will inspect our cargoe in the Bahamas........

Maybe we should just give up now.


39 posted on 03/24/2006 12:25:13 PM PST by Bret
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To: Gay State Conservative

"Gee,I wonder why they would have done that! I wonder if they also might have had a motive (or a number of motives) to help Sadaam move/hide/destroy his WMDs."

I will tell you why. Let's say we found WMD's. How many did we find? Did we find them all? If not, where are they?

Would you rather have the RATS saying Iraq doesn't have them or would you rather have the RATS say Bush was responsible for releasing WMD's to the terrorists?

Bush had to make a choice. It really wouldn't suprise me if the US told Russia what it was doing so that they could move the WMD out of country before we went in. For Saddam, it didn't matter. He was being removed from power anyway.

It sort of makes sense since the Israelis told us where the WMD are, we saw the trucks leave the country. I refuse to believe that we didn't have a bird watching the convoys as they left Iraq.


40 posted on 03/24/2006 12:27:27 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To Serve Man......It's a cookbook!)
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To: Proctor
Thanks for that link, taking a step back in time:

After June 30 (2004) , what next in Iraq?

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By Lea Mae Rice
United Press International

Washington, DC, Jun. 22 (UPI) -- In less than a week Iraq will reclaim its sovereignty, but this does not mean the end of U.S. involvement. Like it or not, the United States is stuck there for years, and will continue to feel the burden of its actions.

Daniel P. Serwer, Director of Peace and Stability Operations at the United States Institute of Peace, told United Press International that the U.S. campaign in Iraq has been marked by "too little planning, too little experience and knowledge of local situations, too little attention to security issues. Maybe a bit too much money, maybe a bit too much talking and not enough listening."

Newsweek writer Eleanor Clift, in a phone interview, characterized the U.S. occupation in Iraq as "a dismal failure."

Brookings Institute foreign policy scholar Michael O'Hanlon is not particularly optimistic either. In a paper written for a June 16 conference on the U.S. in Iraq, he stated that the security situation and Iraqi attitudes toward America are "simply not promising."

"We must view Iraq as a genuine strategic crisis of our day, not just a problem that can be solved with a little more patience and a few more resources, as much recent Bush administration commentary would seem to suggest," said O'Hanlon.

Serwer told UPI that Iraq is better off now than it was a year ago. But the country's fragile situation requires the United States to remain there at least until the new government is established and Iraqi security is tighter.

"The new government needs protection, and doesn't have anyone to give it to them," he said. "This is a fundamental problem of the future."

Security is the most important issue for Iraqis -- even more so than the economy, said Jeremy Rosner, senior vice president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Inc. and former senior staffer in the National Security Council during the Clinton administration.

"We're being looked to as the primary way to sustain a secure environment," he said in a phone interview. Pulling out of Iraq is an option favored by a slim minority of Americans at this point, the pollster said.

If the role of the United States in Iraq all comes down to security, how will this "fundamental problem" be solved? What is the role of the United States now, and what will it be after June 30?

"We need to be guarantors that whatever constitution is enacted would be followed," American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin told UPI. "Our goal should be to make sure that Iraq stays secure from external enemies and, at the same time, that no general with a gun takes over the government."

When asked how long the United States should remain in Iraq, Rubin defined "how long" two different ways: the amount of time U.S. troops should occupy the state ("as short as possible"), and the amount of time the United States should remain in Iraq in a non-military capacity ("I think we're talking years").

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See link for the rest of the article.....brings back memories.....MSM still talking the same game!

41 posted on 03/24/2006 12:28:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Russia (Putin) is really starting to tick me off.


42 posted on 03/24/2006 12:29:14 PM PST by TChris ("Wake up, America. This is serious." - Ben Stein)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dow Jones newswire now saying Russia got the info from US Central Command. This is treason.


43 posted on 03/24/2006 12:29:21 PM PST by spyone
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To: Congressman Billybob

ROFL!

Feed it to Pelosi and Reid.


44 posted on 03/24/2006 12:30:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: spyone

( DJ ) 03/24 03:24PM *DJ Russia Gave Saddam Info On US Iraq Invasion Plan -Report
(MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires
03-24-06 1524ET
Copyright (c) 2006 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


45 posted on 03/24/2006 12:30:44 PM PST by spyone
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To: spyone

oops...this is the new news.
( DJ ) 03/24 03:26PM *DJ Russia Got Info From Sources Inside US Ctrl Command-Report
(MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires
03-24-06 1526ET
Copyright (c) 2006 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


46 posted on 03/24/2006 12:31:46 PM PST by spyone
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No surprise....here....


47 posted on 03/24/2006 12:33:22 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: GEC

The Russians are still Soviet at heart. The recent poll where over 50% wished they still had communism proves that. Plus, an Ex(sure, right)-KGB officer is president. Again, sure, right. He is a communist. What do you expect from the democrats best friends?


48 posted on 03/24/2006 12:34:33 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Democrats: The communist, socialist, and Al Qaeda loving party of America.)
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To: LZ_Bayonet
"one piece of Russian intelligence actually contributed to an important U.S. military deception effort"

Read that sentence again. It appears that the Russian intelligence helped us in a deception effort. In other words, what Sadaam expected was not what he got?

49 posted on 03/24/2006 12:35:37 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (LET NO ONE BE FORGOTTEN, LET NO ONE FORGET)
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To: Cyclone59
Re: My question is, why on earth would we tell anyone of an attack plan in the first place?

All signifacant military victory is based on deception.

50 posted on 03/24/2006 12:36:47 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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