Why? The Russians were practically in bed with Saddam. Remember the GPS jaming devices given to Iraq by Russia?
Nobody had a better insight into Iraq than the Russians.
What I'm wondering is why Putin wanted Bush elected. What was in it for him ? Wheels within wheels.
Exactly - Russia was deeply involved in Iraq both before and after 9/11. It is thought that they had a major role in getting Saddam's WMD out of the county just prior to the Iraq war.
It would be a surprise if they didn't know what was going on.
However, it is no surprise that counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke didn't know what was happening!! He is proof of the adage that intelligence and politics are incompatible.
The fact that the Russians apparently didn't share this intelligence with us directly shows that Putin & Co. are not to be trusted.
Moscow had informants inside U.S. Central Command whose information on the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was relayed to dictator Saddam Hussein days before American troops ousted him from power, according to a Defense Department history released yesterday.
And, as U.S. troops encircled Baghdad in April, Russia's ambassador fed information from Moscow's intelligence service to Saddam's regime regarding U.S. troop movements.
Not to mention helping them move the WMDs. Putin cannot be trusted.
Remember the GPS jaming devices given to Iraq by Russia?==
There were no proves of it.