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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: avacado
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.

Ahem. We still don't know the true 'origin' of these documents. That they were transported out of Iraq in no way proves they are authentic or the information they contain, valid.

The federal government still stands behind their claims that the people (women and children) they killed in Waco were trying to illegally manufacture machine guns. But when the time came for someone to test their claims by submitting the machine guns to a third, private party (Failure Analysis, Inc.) for testing to determine whether they were modified before or after the fire, the feds pulled out and did not allow any access to the physical evidence. To this day, no one has been able to test the US Govt's assertions in that case.

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

Again, absent any authentication or validation, these documents are nothing more than so much disinformation and should be treated as such until they are authenticated and the information they contain validated.

51 posted on 05/03/2006 2:14:22 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (Karen Ryan reporting...)
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