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To: avacado
Excellent question. These documents are now in the public domain for any agency or news organization to investigate. So far, no one (cough, cough MSM) has been able to prove them false.

Thanks.

I'm not sure how a news agency would prove an internal Iraqi document false, but I would like to see the US Govt stand up and say, "They're real", then provide the evidence that supports the assertion.

When these documents were released, the disclaimer at the top of the web page said that the US Govt. had neither authenticated the documents, nor did they validate the information the documents contained.

So, absent this authentication or validation, I would personally suspect anything released by the federal government and am surprised to see everyone rally around unsubstantiated claims promugulated by the government itself.

45 posted on 05/03/2006 1:43:00 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (Karen Ryan reporting...)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
Are you really 'surprised'?

Look at the effect of this document dump. That will tell you all you need to know about it.

46 posted on 05/03/2006 1:57:05 PM PDT by lugsoul ("Crash" - the movie that teaches we are all incurable racists, except when we are not.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
--- I'm not sure how a news agency would prove an internal Iraqi document false, but I would like to see the US Govt stand up and say, "They're real", then provide the evidence that supports the assertion.

Well, the U.S. Government has clearly stated that these documents were captured in Iraq after the fall of Baghdad. They (the U.S. Government) are standing firmly on their word about the origins of these documents.

So that is significant.

--- When these documents were released, the disclaimer at the top of the web page said that the US Govt. had neither authenticated the documents, nor did they validate the information the documents contained. ---

And that disclaimer is simply that -- a disclaimer. They are saying that they have not gone through them beyond what they call a "scrub."

47 posted on 05/03/2006 2:03:15 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
--- I'm not sure how a news agency would prove an internal Iraqi document false, but I would like to see the US Govt stand up and say, "They're real", then provide the evidence that supports the assertion.

Well, the U.S. Government has clearly stated that these documents were captured in Iraq after the fall of Baghdad. They (the U.S. Government) are standing firmly on their word about the origins of these documents.

So that is significant.

--- When these documents were released, the disclaimer at the top of the web page said that the US Govt. had neither authenticated the documents, nor did they validate the information the documents contained. ---

And that disclaimer is simply that -- a disclaimer. They are saying that they have not gone through them beyond what they call a "scrub."

48 posted on 05/03/2006 2:04:09 PM PDT by avacado
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