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  • On That Dastardly Saddam-al Qaeda Connection (600,000 captured Iraqi documents)

    *** ..... In 2008, the Institute for Defense Analyses released a more thorough report on Iraq's involvement in terrorism between the two gulf wars that was based on more than 600,000 captured Iraqi documents. The report says, "In December 1998, the IIS developed a new resource in the form of a small, radical Kurdish-based Islamist movement. In a series of memoranda, the IIS, the Iraqi Intelligence Service, reported being impressed with the new terrorist organization's 'readiness to target foreign organizations . . . . Iranian border posts, and Kurdish parties." *** In addition to the IDA report, which I think...
  • Update on Saddam Hussein-era Iraq documents

    08/19/2009 10:37:26 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 16 replies · 909+ views
    Regime of Terror, DOD ^ | 08/19/09 | M. Eichenlaub
    Aseel Kami, recently reported for Reuters that some officials in the current Iraqi government are making a push for the return of millions of Saddam Hussein-era Iraq documents (previously the subject of Congressional inquiries and public controversy) that were seized by the U.S. government and other non-government entities following the former regime's fall in 2003. Kami wrote: The files include intelligence papers on Iraqis kept by Saddam Hussein's feared secret police, information on weapons arsenals, detailed plans of massacres of the regime's enemies and even tapes of songs praising Saddam, officials said. Some of these files have been made public...
  • Bush Was Right About Iraq's Quest For Uranium

    04/16/2006 4:38:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 67 replies · 2,973+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 16,2006 | Jon Leo
    Bush Was Right About Iraq's Quest For Uranium By John Leo In a surprising editorial, The Washington Post deviated from the conventional anti-Bush media position on two counts. It said President Bush was right to declassify parts of a National Intelligence Estimate to make clear why he thought Saddam Hussein was seeking nuclear weapons. And the editorial said ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson was wrong to think he had debunked Bush on the nuclear charge because Wilson's statements after visiting Niger actually "supported the conclusion that Iraq had sought uranium." In the orthodox narrative line, Wilson is the truth-teller and the Bush...
  • Tony Blankley: Obama Lied; The Economy Died

    03/03/2009 10:14:54 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 6 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2009 | Tony Blankley
    ...... George W. Bush didn't lie about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He was merely mistaken. Whereas President Obama told a whopper last week when he claimed he was not for bigger government ......... [Obama]: "We have already identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade." But, lamentably, a few days later, The Washington Post reported: "A senior administration official acknowledged yesterday that the budget does not contain $2 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. Instead, the figure represents Obama's total efforts at deficit reduction, including tax hikes [of more than $1 trillion] on families making...
  • The New York Times Strikes (Out) Again

    11/03/2006 7:58:44 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 20 replies · 2,574+ views
    National Review (The Corner) ^ | November 3, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    The big "scoop" on today's front page will be deconstructed at length. Our own professor Geraghty has already done a fine job, and Ed Morrissey has added some further thought and analysis. The bottom line is that the Times has apparently embraced the position taken by Senators Santorum and Roberts, and Representative Hoekstra: that much valuable information was contained in captured Iraqi documents, and that the Intelligence Community was far too slow in translating and evaluating the documents, and that it would be a Very Good Thing to start posting the documents online so that they could be evaluated. Santorum...
  • Turf war keeping lid on evidence of WMD in Iraq?

    06/25/2006 10:41:00 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 28 replies · 1,141+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2006, 9:07PM | By KATHLEEN PARKER
    Turf war keeping lid on evidence of WMD in Iraq? By KATHLEEN PARKER If you thought Democrats and Republicans were politically divided over the war in Iraq, you haven't seen anything yet. The real battle apparently is being waged under the radar between the White House, the intelligence community and Congress. ADVERTISEMENT At the center of the current skirmish is a newly unclassified document released last Wednesday that seems to confirm evidence of WMD in Saddam's Iraq, including both degraded and possibly lethal chemical agents. According to the document, coalition forces have recovered some 500 weapons munitions since 2003 that...
  • Using diplomats as agents of terror

    07/08/2006 10:44:57 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 16 replies · 466+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 7-07-06 | Mark Eichenlaub
    Captain's Quarters has posted the translation of what appears to be an Iraqi Intelligence Services (Mukhabarat) document discussing the use of diplomatic privileges to carry out terrorist attacks. The 2003 document (CMPC-2003-005745.pdf) mentions (among other terrorist and sabotaging techniques) using a briefcase bomb that can make it through a security check. Use of diplomatic briefcases as an explosive device that can not be detected by an X ray device
  • Iraqi Documents: Our Friends, The Russians

    07/07/2006 12:04:41 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 29 replies · 1,300+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 7-07-06 | Captain
    One of the reasons that the DoD may have sat on the captured IIS files without translating or releasing them, some speculate, was that the contents may embarrass some of our allies in the overall war on terror. One document released yesterday seems to support that analysis. According to document CMPC-2003-000878, the Russians gave more active support to Saddam prior to the March 2003 invasion than previously known -- and they used Syria as a conduit for their materiel:
  • Iraq docs show U.S. right on war

    05/02/2006 11:01:28 PM PDT · by rwfromkansas · 78 replies · 3,031+ views
    Sterling Stir ^ | 4/27/06 | Roy Waggoner
    In the conventional wisdom, it is now believed that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded three years ago, nor did he have ties to terrorism. If a massive collection of recently-declassified Iraqi government documents provides truthful insight into Saddams regime, this conventional wisdom is completely wrong, and war was justified. The task of translating the vast trove of documents millions of pages of Arabic text has largely fallen into private hands. Several of the documents point to ties between Al Qaeda and Iraq, as well as terrorist ambitions by Iraq not...
  • Fmr. Saddam General Georges Sada On The Daily Show; Says WMDS Existed, Were Moved (VIDEO)

    03/22/2006 2:07:30 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 37 replies · 6,066+ views
    Free Republic's member Ian Schwartz's website 'Expose The Left' ^ | Wednesday March 22nd, 2006 | Ian Schwartz
    March 22, 2006 Fmr. Saddam General Georges Sada On The Daily Show; Says WMDS Existed, Were Moved (VIDEO) (Hat Tip: Instapundit) General Georges Sada, who served under the command of Saddam Hussein, appeared on The Daily Show last night to discuss his new book “Saddam’s Secrets“: In his book and on The Daily Show, Sada says that Weapons of Mass Destruction existed, however they were moved to Syria prior to the American invasion in 2003. Stewart asks how he knows this; was it by documents or video, Sada responds: “I was the number two man in the air force”....
  • Saddam Regime Document: Iraqi Intelligence met with Bin Laden in 1995 (Translation)

    03/21/2006 3:18:32 PM PST · by jveritas · 212 replies · 15,894+ views
    In the Pentagon/FMSO document ISGZ-2004-009247 there is a clear report about the relation between Iraq and Bin Laden that dated back to 1995. This document contains a 9 page report from the Iraqi Intelligence Apparatus and it is titled The Saudi Opposition and Achieving the Relation and Contact With Them. In the report they talk about there meeting with Osama Bin Laden and that Bin Laden in 1995 and how to establish relations wiht him. In the meeting Bin Laden asked the Iraqis for joint operations with them against the Foreign forces (US military) in the land of Hijaz (Saudia...
  • Saddam's WMD and terrorist connections all proven in one document!!!

    03/21/2006 9:59:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 115 replies · 1,991+ views
    Ray Robison Blog ^ | March 20, 2006 | Ray Robison
    Saddam's WMD and terrorist connections all proven in one document!!! IZSP-2003-00003336 The Arabic original shows the Falcon emblem of the Iraq Intelligence Service. A translation is provided if you scroll down. I highlight the key wording but there is more: March 11, 2003 The al-Quds liberation army division supplied us with information....as follows. 1. The Iraqi government will distribute the same leaflets that the American forces are distributing but it will contain anthrax. 2. Iraq imports uniforms resembling American forces uniforms for the purpose of killing Iraqi citizens.... 3. Dig trenches around Baghdad...oil...burning...cause mayhem Now this letter is from al-Quds,...
  • Document: Saddam Regime Training and Using Foreign Arab Terrorists As Suicide Bombers. (Translation)

    03/21/2006 8:50:49 AM PST · by jveritas · 142 replies · 11,248+ views
    In the Prewar Iraq documents posted on the Pentagon/FMSO website I found document ISGP-2003-00028868 where on pages 20, 21, and 22 of the pdf document there is a top secret memo on how to train and use the Arab Feedaeyeens as Suicide Bombers or as the memo call them Estishehadeyeen which means in Arabic Suicide Martyrs. The Arab Feedaeyeens are definitely foreigners non Iraqi Arabs who came to Iraq from all over the Middle East and North Africa and they were greatly welcomed by Saddam regime and trained by his military and intelligence apparatus to become Suicide Bombers. The Iraqi...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Declassified doc Iraq show 3,000 Saudi and Iraqi mujihideen

    03/17/2006 2:27:40 PM PST · by Calpernia · 65 replies · 3,630+ views
    LauraMansfield.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | Freeper StillProud2BeFree
    March 17, 2006: Declassified documents from Iraq show 3,000 Saudi and Iraqi mujihideen depart Iraq in Nov 2001 to fight US in Afghanistan The newly declassified documents shed more and more light on the evolution of the violent insurgency in Iraq, and show that Saddam Husseins government was aware not just of the presence of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, but also was aware that the Anbar province in Iraq was being used as a launch point for organized groups of jihadis headed to fight the United States in Afghanistan. The document, addressed to the Security Board, Fedayeen...
  • Declassified Truth (Pre War Iraq Terrorist Connections)

    03/17/2006 12:18:52 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 9 replies · 1,756+ views
    Investers Business Daily ^ | 3-16-06 | Staff
    The War On Terror: The government is finally getting around to unloading some of Saddam Hussein's secret documents. A look at just a few pages already leads to some blockbuster revelations.[snip]......[snip] Now come more revelations that leave little doubt about Saddam's terrorist intentions. Most intriguing from a document dump Wednesday night is a manual for Saddam's spy service, innocuously listed as CMPC-2003-006430. It makes for interesting reading. Here, for instance, are the marching orders for Directorate 8, the Mukhabarat's "Technical Affairs" department: "The Eight Directorate is responsible for development of materials needed for covert offensive operations. It contains advanced laboratories...
  • Document: Zarqawi in Iraq Long Before the War Started (See translation and interesting finds)

    03/17/2006 10:37:56 AM PST · by jveritas · 34 replies · 7,355+ views
    In regards to the Iraqi intelligence documents that discussed Al Zarqawi presence in Iraq, as posted on the Foreign Miliarty Services Office (FMSO) website (document ISGZ-2004-019920 ) it appears that the some in the Iraqi intelligence apparatus provided the accurate information about Zarqawi presence in Iraq with attached pictures of him, but when the information reached the Director or a Director of the Iraqi intelligence he dismissed it as not accurate. This is interesting since it seems there was an intended cover up by this top Iraqi Intelligence officer about the presence of Zarqawi in Iraq despite the much stronger...
  • Drudge Picks Up On Iraq Document Story. Links To Begrudgingly Written ABC Story.

    03/17/2006 6:34:19 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 34 replies · 1,839+ views
    ABC VIA DRUDGE ^ | 03/17/06
    Check This Disclaimer Out: (Editor's Note: The controversial claim that Osama bin Laden was cooperating with Saddam Hussein is an ongoing matter of intense debate. While the assertions contained in this document clearly support the claim, the sourcing is questionable i.e. an unnamed Afghan "informant" reporting on a conversation with another Afghan "consul." The date of the document four days after 9/11 is worth noting but without further corroboration, this document is of limited evidentiary value.)
  • Saddam WMD Tapes

    02/15/2006 6:42:11 AM PST · by AJFavish · 123 replies · 8,484+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Brian Ross
    http://a.abcnews.com/podcast/brianross.mp3 More on ABC World News Tonight, tonight. ************************* http://www.spectator.org/blogger.asp More Saddam Tapes: creepiness - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 @ 12:06:21 AM More Saddam tapes from intelligencesummit.org: ABC News will preview again Wed 15 on World News Tonight, and then will present special broadcast of Nightline with Brian Ross at 11 pm eastern, Wed 15, on the Saddam tapes -- approximately 12 hours of outtakes of Saddam Hussein's meetings over many years about WMD and so forth horrors with his own cabinet and staff. Saddam "Chin" Hussein -- the Vinnie "Chin" Gigante-like figure strolling Koran in hand into his own...
  • Who saw the transaltor on H&C and where has this guy(sp?) been hiding?

    02/16/2006 6:41:58 PM PST · by NewLand · 97 replies · 4,061+ views
    FoxNews | NewLand
    That guy was mighty tough and cocky and wouldn't let Alan cut him off! He was great!
  • Copies of Saddam tapes available

    02/18/2006 11:46:39 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 62 replies · 1,676+ views
    Copies of Saddam's meetings are available for listening. 12 hours worth of Meetings along with english text. It can be found here at: (powerpointe presentation w/ english text) http://www.intelligencesummit.org/WMD/Tapes.ppt
  • Saddam Had WMD ( What the Damning Tapes tell us )

    02/27/2006 11:43:21 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 46 replies · 2,716+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/27/2006 | Editorial
    Saddam Had WMD Now that Leno and Letterman have had their way with Vice President Cheney's hunting accident and the port controversy, maybe we can get back to something really important like Saddam's WMD program. Yes, the linchpin of opposition to the Iraq War never really strong to begin with has taken some real hits in recent weeks. And "Bush lied" the anti-war mantra about the president, Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction looks the most battered. Inconveniently for critics of the war, Saddam made tapes in his version of the Oval Office. These...
  • New Iraqi Documents show Bush didn't Lie (Yellow Cake in Africa

    03/13/2006 9:11:59 AM PST · by jbwbubba · 68 replies · 2,794+ views
    New Iraqi Documents Show Bush Didn't 'Lie' Newly translated Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein's regime show that President Bush was factually accurate when he told the nation in his 2003 State of the Union Address that Iraq had recently sought uranium from Africa. Bush's 16-word statement had formed the basis for the claim adopted by administration critics that "Bush lied" about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. But according to the Washington Times today, an unnamed U.S. official reports that "newly translated Iraqi documents . . . tell of Saddam seeking uranium from Africa in the mid-1990s." The documents also...
  • Finding answers to Iraqs WMD

    03/12/2006 2:41:39 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 1,698+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 12, 2006 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    There have been just too many recent reports, impossible to brush off, that they were transferred to Syria shortly before the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The place to start is the 2 million documents captured by U.S. forces in Iraq along with more than 2,500 hours of audiotapes of Saddam Husseins meetings with underlings. Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has introduced a bill to release the material and may hold hearings this spring. Hoekstra says he has an open mind. His staff tried to check claims by former Iraqi...
  • Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam (Rowan Scarborough)

    03/12/2006 10:29:27 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 109 replies · 6,082+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-13-06 | Rowan Scarborough
    Tapes reveal WMD plans by Saddam By Rowan Scarborough THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published March 13, 2006 Audiotapes of Saddam Hussein and his aides underscore the Bush administration's argument that Baghdad was determined to rebuild its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction once the international community had tired of inspections and left the Iraqi dictator alone. In addition to the captured tapes, U.S. officials are analyzing thousands of pages of newly translated Iraqi documents that tell of Saddam seeking uranium from Africa in the mid-1990s. The documents also speak of burying prohibited missiles, according to a government official familiar with the...
  • Bush Admin. releases 48K boxes of Saddam Documents (FOX NEWS ALERT!)

    03/13/2006 2:10:20 PM PST · by tsmith130 · 372 replies · 15,656+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/13/2006
    Just heard of Fox News Alert...no other details.
  • Who let the docs out?(White House urged to release Saddam tapes)

    03/13/2006 7:22:40 PM PST · by theworkersarefew · 29 replies · 1,061+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 3-13-06 | Stephen F hayes
    Washington (The Weekly Standard) Vol. 011, Issue 25 - 3/20/2006 - On February 16, President George W. Bush assembled a small group of congressional Republicans for a briefing on Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley were there, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad participated via teleconference from Baghdad. As the meeting was beginning, Mike Pence spoke up. The Indiana Republican, a leader of conservatives in the House, was seated next to Bush. "Yesterday, Mr. President, the war had its best night on the network news since the war ended," Pence said. "Is this the...
  • Could Scores of Sealed Documents Reveal Saddam Hussein's Terror Ties?

    03/13/2006 6:50:21 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 901+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/13/06 | Paul Gigot/Stephen Hayes
    PAUL GIGOT, HOST: Nearly three years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, some two million documents and tape recordings seized during Operation Iraqi Freedom remain largely un-translated, unanalyzed, and unavailable to the American public. These items appear to contain information relevant to the ongoing debate over the former dictator's terror ties, including some that describe in detail how Saddam trained thousands of Islamic radicals in the waning years of his regime. Stephen Hayes broke this story for "The Weekly Standard." He joins me now from Washington. Welcome, Steve. STEPHEN HAYES, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Hi, Paul. GIGOT: Why should we care...
  • President Bush Orders Saddam Tapes Release

    03/13/2006 8:14:37 PM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 85 replies · 2,520+ views
    NewsMax.com, Weekly Standard ^ | March 13, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    President Bush has ordered that critical evidence confiscated by U.S. forces after they liberated Iraq be made public - including 3,000 hours of audiotapes of Saddam Hussein chairing his Revolutionary Command Council before the war and 48,000 boxes of records documenting his regime's military activities. "This stuff ought to be out," Bush told National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley last month, according to the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes. "Put this stuff out," the president reiterated. The president made similar statements during three separate meetings with congressional Republicans and several senior national security officials, the Standard said. Bush's initial order came on...
  • Saddam's Delusions: The View from the Inside

    03/14/2006 3:31:08 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 18 replies · 766+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | May/June 2006 | Kevin Woods, James Lacey, and Williamson Murray
    The fall of Baghdad in April 2003 opened one of the most secretive and brutal governments in history to outside scrutiny for the first time. Seizing a unique opportunity, the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) commissioned a secret comprehensive study of the inner workings and behavior of Saddam Husseins regime based on previously inaccessible primary sources. Two years in the making, the report of the Iraqi Perspectives Project draws on interviews with dozens of captured senior Iraqi military and political leaders and hundreds of thousands of official Iraqi documents from all levels of the regime, and is destined to rewrite...
  • Stephen F. Hayes: Finally (The Bush Administration Releases the Saddam Documents)

    03/14/2006 4:45:56 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 793+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Though crucial details have yet to be resolved, the Bush administration has decided to release the documentsThe Bush administration has decided to release most of the documents captured in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq. The details of the document release are still being worked out, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions. Those details are critical. At issue are things like the timeframe for releasing the documents, the mechanism for scrubbing documents for sensitive information, and most important, the criteria for withholding documents from the public. But some of the captured files should be available to the public and journalists...
  • Captured Iraqi intel confirms pre-war links between Saddam's regime and terrorists

    03/15/2006 1:03:31 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 27 replies · 1,769+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | March 13, 2006 | Sam Wells
    The DNC's mantra that President Bush "misled the nation into war" is losing whatever clout it once had as more and more people become better informed. The massive post-invasion evidence mounts confirming that it was the mainstream media and leading Democrats -- not the Bush Administration -- who lied to the American people on the issue of pre-war ties between Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaida terrorists. We now know that during the years before 9/11/01 and the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, over 8,000 terrorists were trained inside Iraq by the Iraqi military.
  • Saddam's Delusions: The View from the Inside

    03/15/2006 9:45:39 PM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 1,165+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | May/June 2006 | Kevin Woods, James Lacey, and Williamson Murray
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The fall of Baghdad in April 2003 opened one of the most secretive and brutal governments in history to outside scrutiny. For the first time since the end of World War II, American analysts did not have to guess what had happened on the other side of a conflict but could actually read the defeated enemy's documents and interrogate its leading figures. To make the most of this unique opportunity, the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) commissioned a comprehensive study of the inner workings and behavior of Saddam Hussein's regime based on previously inaccessible primary sources. Drawing on...
  • Saddam General Explains Saddams Secrets WMDs, Bombing Israel, and Genocide (AUDIO)

    03/16/2006 12:07:27 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 2,582+ views
    Free Republic member 'ianschwartz' Expose The Left website ^ | Wednesday March 15th, 2006 | Free Republic member Ian Schwartz
    March 15, 2006 Saddam General Explains Saddam’s ‘Secrets’ — WMDs, Bombing Israel, and Genocide (AUDIO) I have yet to listen to the whole interview, however reader Anthony J. said that this is a must listen: Former Iraqi General Georges Sada, who was a military adviser to Saddam Hussein appeared on The Mike Rosen Show (850 AM KOA) (Tuesday March 14th, 2006). He is described as an expert air pilot who played a large part in saving coalition forces’ lives in Gulf War I. Sada explains what happened to the WMDs prior to the US led invasion of Iraq in...
  • Selective coverage by biased media

    03/11/2006 8:27:25 PM PST · by demlosers · 22 replies · 953+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 10 2006 | James J. Pirretti
    Where's the reporting on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction program? When President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, the gleeful liberal press reported daily on our lack of finding Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. However, two former Iraqi military leaders and tapes of Saddam Hussein and his cronies have recently painted a different story. Alas, other than one TV station, I have found no coverage of either the tapes nor these commanders' accounts. Is this yet another example of liberal bias in the media? In tapes going back to 1995 -- four years after some liberals claim Hussein...
  • The Iraq Documents

    03/17/2006 5:48:02 AM PST · by backhoe · 142 replies · 6,014+ views
    various FR links | 03-17-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    KEYWORDS: IRAQDOCS; http://michellemalkin.com/ AN ARMY OF TRANSLATORS NEEDED By Michelle Malkin March 16, 2006 12:19 PM ***scroll for updates...translations coming in***If you read nothing else today, make sure to go to this site.There will be a press conference about the documents today at 1:30pm EST:How about an Army of Davids to translate and process the info?Debate at RedState.Flashback: AJStrata - Unleash the blogosphereFlashback: Pajamas Media documentarian Andrew Marcus interviews Rep. Hoekstra Feb. 16 about the docs: "They ought to be put on the Internet...unleash the power of the 'net on these 55,000 boxes of documents to see exactly...
  • Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002

    03/17/2006 7:44:21 AM PST · by Calpernia · 131 replies · 5,480+ views
    http://www.lauramansfield.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | By Laura Mansfield
    March 17, 2006: Documents confirm Saddam Hussein government knew Zarqawi headed Al Qaeda cell in Iraq in August 2002 Documents released Thursday by the US government show that less than a year after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Saddam Husseins government had identified at least one active Al Qaeda cell in his country. Among the Iraqi documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war amd released Thursday is a document, released only in Arabic, which the US government describes as follows: 2002 Iraqi Intelligence Correspondence concerning the presence of al-Qaida Members in Iraq. Correspondence between...
  • Newly released document links Saddam to al-Qaida (Free Republic mention/link)

    03/17/2006 3:49:47 AM PST · by pookie18 · 66 replies · 4,685+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/17/06 | WorldNetDaily
    Indicates regime was cooperating with bin Laden group to strike U.S. Saddam Hussein on Iraqi TV prior to the war Among the pre-war documents posted online yesterday by the Pentagon is a letter from a member of Saddam's intelligence apparatus indicating al-Qaida and the Taliban had a relationship with the regime prior to the 9-11 attacks. The letter by the member of Saddam's Al Mukabarat to a superior, dated Sept. 15, 2001, reports a pre-9/11 conversation between an Iraqi intelligence source and a Taliban Afghani consul. The documents were released yesterday at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte....
  • ABCNews: New Documents from Saddam Hussein's Archives Discuss Bin Laden, WMDs

    03/16/2006 11:11:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 112 replies · 11,209+ views
    ABC News International ^ | March 17, 2006 | staff
    U.S. Government Releases Papers From Saddam's Reign March 16, 2006 Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of four of the nine Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which were released by the U.S. government Wednesday. The documents discuss Osama bin Laden, weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda and more. The full documents can be found on the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office Web site: http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm.Note: Document titles were added by ABC News. "Osama bin Laden and the Taliban" Document dated Sept. 15, 2001An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani informant, who's only identified by a...
  • First declassified documents from prewar Iraq released

    03/15/2006 8:37:31 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 81 replies · 4,868+ views
    AP ^ | March 15 2006
    The Bush administration Wednesday night released the first declassified documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war, showing among other things that Saddam Hussein's regime was monitoring reports that Iraqis and Saudis were heading to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks to fight U.S. troops. The documents, the first of thousands expected to be declassified over the next several months, were released via a Pentagon Web site at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. Many were in Arabic with no English translation including one the administration said showed that Iraqi intelligence officials suspected al-Qaeda members...
  • First Declassified Iraq Documents Released

    03/16/2006 5:04:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies · 721+ views
    Associated Press | March 15, 2006 | JOHN SOLOMON,
    First Declassified Iraq Documents Released JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer Iraqi documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war and released by the Bush administration show Saddam Hussein's regime was monitoring reports that Iraqis and Saudis were heading to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks to fight U.S. troops. The documents, the first of thousands expected to be declassified over the next several months, were released late Wednesday via a Pentagon Web site at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. Many were in Arabic with no English translation including one the administration said showed that...
  • Bush wants to release the Saddam files but his intelligence chief stalls

    03/11/2006 9:22:21 AM PST · by kimosabe31 · 193 replies · 3,638+ views
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | 03/20/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    On February 16, President George W. Bush assembled a small group of congressional Republicans for a briefing on Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley were there, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad participated via teleconference from Baghdad. As the meeting was beginning, Mike Pence spoke up. The Indiana Republican, a leader of conservatives in the House, was seated next to Bush."Yesterday, Mr. President, the war had its best night on the network news since the war ended," Pence said."Is this the tapes thing?" Bush asked, referring to two ABC News reports that included excerpts...
  • Post-Haste [Link to Pentagon Site Where pre-war Iraq and Afghanistan Documents are]

    03/15/2006 9:02:25 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 116 replies · 1,862+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/15/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has created a website where it will post documents captured in postwar Afghanistan and Iraq. The website is hosted by the Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center at Fort Leavenworth and will be updated continuously with new documents. The first batch of materials, released late Wednesday, includes nine documents captured in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom and 28 documents previously released on February 14, 2006, in conjunction with a study of those documents conducted by analysts at West Point. Sources on Capitol Hill and within the intelligence community tell...
  • Document: Afghani Taliban Consul Spoke of a Relationship Between Iraq and Bin Laden See Translation

    03/16/2006 7:44:29 AM PST · by jveritas · 221 replies · 29,565+ views
    Pentagon: Pre-War Iraq documents ^ | March/16/06 | jveritas
    The documents of pre-war Iraq were published this morning on the Pentagon website, I did a quick search and I found a very interesting document written in Arabic and not yet translated to English. I did the translation and I found the following: This document is a letter written by a member of Saddam Intelligence apparatus (Al Mukabarat) on 9/15/2001 (shortly after 9/11/2001) where he addressed it to someone higher up and he wrote about a conversation between an Iraqi intelligence source and a Taliban Afghani Consul. In the conversation the Afghani Consul spoke of a relationship between Iraq and...
  • Finally

    03/13/2006 6:45:48 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 9 replies · 786+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/13/2006 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    The Bush administration has decided to release most of the documents captured in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq. The details of the document release are still being worked out, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions. Those details are critical. At issue are things like the timeframe for releasing the documents, the mechanism for scrubbing documents for sensitive information, and most important, the criteria for withholding documents from the public. But some of the captured files should be available to the public and journalists within weeks if not days. President George W. Bush has made clear in recent weeks his...