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  • The Man Who Elected Barack Obama

    04/05/2010 6:08:23 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 98 replies · 3,356+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | APRIL 4, 2010 | Joseph Shattan
    When I served as a Senior Speechwriter in George W. Bush's White House, Karl Rove was the bane of my existence. The rule was that no speech could ever go to the President without its first being reviewed by Mr. Rove, and since Karl was an extremely busy man, he often didn't call in his comments to the Speechwriting Office till eight or nine in the evening. By the time these comments reached me, they often seemed hopelessly cryptic and unintelligible, yet somehow I had to figure out a way to work them into my draft without offending all the...
  • Statement of Laurie Mylroie to the 911 Commission

    06/17/2004 6:55:53 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 9 replies · 685+ views
    9/11 commission web site ^ | July 9, 2003 | Laurie Mylroie
    Third public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Statement of Laurie Mylroie to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States July 9, 2003 STATE SPONSORSHIP: WHO ARE THE TERRORIST MASTERMINDS? The reasons why we went to war with Iraq--as an integral part of the war on terrorism--are not as well-understood as they might be. Indeed, a major misunderstanding regarding terrorism exists. Prior to the February 26, 1993, bombing of the World Trade Center, it was assumed that major terrorist attacks against the U.S. were state-sponsored. But that bombing is said to...
  • Laurie Mylroie: Writing Blind - A response to Andy McCarthy.

    05/06/2008 4:47:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 864+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 06, 2008 | Laurie Mylroie
    May 06, 2008, 4:00 a.m. Writing BlindA response to Andy McCarthy. By Laurie Mylroie In a mixed review of Andrew McCarthy’s Willful Blindness, I criticized the book for slighting the role of states in terrorism. McCarthy’s outsize response — a 3,000-word pejorative/adjective-laden assault in National Review Online — suggests the review hit upon a significant and sensitive point. Extensive name-calling typically obscures a weak argument, or at least attempts to do so, even as this debate involves the national-security issue of the day, including why the United States is engaged in its most serious military campaign in three decades...
  • More To Uncover on Saddam

    04/02/2008 11:55:45 AM PDT · by StarCMC · 9 replies · 200+ views
    NY Sun online ^ | 4-2-2008 | LAURIE MYLROIE
    Those who support Operation Iraqi Freedom have welcomed the recently released study on Saddam Hussein's dealings with terrorists.Based on captured Iraqi documents held in a Defense Department database, the Institute for Defense Analysis study makes important points. It clearly demonstrates that no ideological barrier prevented Saddam's "secular" regime from working with "Islamic" terrorists and that his regime had dealings with a wide variety of terrorists.*snip*On the basis of the transcript of a meeting Saddam held with other senior Iraqi figures about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the study concludes Iraq was not involved in the attack. Yet other captured...
  • Laurie Mylroie: Mystery of the WMDs

    01/29/2008 10:20:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies · 321+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/29/2008 | Laurie Mylroie
    George Piro, a personable and handsome FBI agent, appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday to tell us Saddam Hussein's secrets. The 36-year-old Lebanese-American was Saddam's interrogator. In addition to whatever the show disclosed about Saddam, it also revealed a lot about how the U.S. media and bureaucracies have handled and stoked the controversies over Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) -- basically, afflicted by chronic Alzheimer's. The events relevant to understanding OIF go back nearly 18 years -- to Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Few people worked on Iraq all those years. Still, those doing so now ought to know that history....
  • My interview of Laurie Mylroie : Saddam and 9/11

    01/07/2008 10:48:55 AM PST · by drzz · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Blog drzz ^ | 01 07 2008 | drzz
    1. Could you summarize your background for the readers of the "blog drzz" ? I'm a Middle East expert, with a Ph.D. on the subject from Harvard. I've worked on the subject all my professional life, first in academics and then in Washington. One can find more details on my website, lauriemylroie.com 2. How did you investigate the 1993 WTC case ? Did you meet investigators, talk to the FBI, did you have access to classified informations ? Did you meet officials of the former or present administration who gave you confidence about this matter ? My work is based...
  • PBS video What Laurie Mylroie stated before and after 9/11

    12/31/2007 2:05:30 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 60 replies · 309+ views
    If you have the time these two interviews with Laurie Mylroie on Charlie Rose PBS program are very interesting. When Bill Clinton's name is brought up in the 2002 video Charlie Rose gets very uncomfortable? wonder why. Compare and contrast the statements of Laurie Mylroie before and after 9/11. Charlie Rose: October 10, 1994 57 min - Feb 20, 2007 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1932882822609986830&q=laurie+mylroie&total=4&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2 Charlie Rose: January 30, 2002 56 min 54 sec - Mar 7, 2007 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-643948367541268187&q=laurie+mylroie&total=4&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=3 Laurie Mylroie earned her doctorate in Government from Harvard University, with a specialization in the Middle East. She also studied Arabic in Egypt, at the...
  • PBS, NY Times & Scott Ritter promoted false history in Iraq

    08/19/2007 11:06:49 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 41 replies · 2,041+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 8/19/07 | Chris Donohoe
    PBS, NY Times & Scott Riter promoted false history in Iraq Have you seen this CNS news report posted at Laurie Mylroie's website? If you havent yet its time you should http://www.lauriemylroie.com/ CNSNews Report: Saddam Had WMD, Extensive Terror Ties By Scott Wheeler The senior government official and source of the Iraqi intelligence memos, explained that the reason the documents have not been made public before now is that the government has thousands and thousands of documents waiting to be translated Quote from the article M14 is a reference to Iraqi intelligence directorate of special operations. The Iraqi documents obtained...
  • Salman Pak: The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

    08/01/2007 10:56:57 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,692+ views
    8/2/07
    Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson Mark Eichenlaub interview with LT Buzz Patterson al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiris trip to Baghdad in 1998 (in which he received $300,000, possibly from Saddam Hussein himself), Abu Musab al-Zarqawis medical trip to Baghdad in 2002 and the terrorist training that took place in the Salman Pak camp. Dr. Mylroie received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and her B.A. from Cornell. She was an Assistant Professor in Harvard's Political Science Department, before becoming an Associate Professor in the Strategy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Subsequently, she was a member of the...
  • CIA dissenters aided secret prisons report ("helped a European probe")

    07/17/2007 8:57:58 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 45 replies · 1,307+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo News ^ | 07-17-07 | Marcin Grajewski
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dissident U.S. intelligence officers angry at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped a European probe uncover details of secret CIA prisons in Europe, the top investigator said on Tuesday. Swiss Senator Dick Marty, author of a Council of Europe report on the jails, said senior CIA officials disapproved of Rumsfeld's methods in hunting down terrorist suspects, and had agreed to talk to him on condition of anonymity."There were huge conflicts between the CIA and Rumsfeld. Many leading figures in the CIA did not accept these methods at all," Marty told European Parliament committees, defending his work against...
  • A mail to me from Laurie Mylroie : Iraq linked to 9/11, anthrax letters

    05/30/2007 5:01:33 AM PDT · by drzz · 40 replies · 1,646+ views
    My blog ^ | 05 30 2007 | drzz
    From : Laurie Mylroie Sent : Sat, 07 26 2007 18:54:48 To : drzz Subject : Re: Thank you for your fight for truth Thank you very much for your extremely kind note. You can be sure that Iraq was behind 9/11--and the anthrax letters that followed. The FBI has yet to explains, six years later, who was responsible for the anthrax letters! Thanks for sending the videos. Unfortunately, I'm traveling now and don't have a very fast internet connection, but thanks again for your note. Laurie Mylroie
  • Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots

    09/25/2006 2:55:48 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,203+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2006 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots By Laurie Mylroie The American Spectator | September 25, 2006 Cyrus Nowrasteh, scriptwriter for ABC's docudrama The Path to 9/11, defends the film's controversial, invented scenes, noting that the first attack on the World Trade Center occurred one month after Bill Clinton took office, and eight years passed in which Clinton did little to thwart the growing menace. Nowrasteh makes a crucial point, but it is not necessary to resort to fiction. Our understanding of the terrorist attacks -- going back to the 1993 Trade Center bombing -- has become loaded with errors obscuring Clinton's fecklessness....
  • At Home in Baghdad

    08/09/2006 10:44:05 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 10 replies · 562+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/9/2006 | Laurie Mylroie
    Abu Abbas, head of the Palestine Liberation Front, was captured in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad and died of natural causes in U.S. custody the following year. Notorious for the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, Abbas's most deadly terrorist attack actually occurred in 1974, when a PLF assault in northern Israel killed 36 people. Abbas was also behind a foiled attack on a Tel Aviv beach in May 1990, when the U.S. was first trying to establish a dialogue with the PLO. Abbas's assault interfered with those efforts, and Iraq's invasion of Kuwait two months later halted...
  • How Tommy Franks Lost Iraq--No plan for postwar Iraq? The general saw to that.

    05/04/2006 5:03:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 121 replies · 2,791+ views
    AEI.org | Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 4, 2006 | David Frum
    Who messed up Iraq? Donald Rumsfeld is the usual nominee. For conservative hawks, attacks on the U.S. Defence Secretary provide a way to attack the war without attacking the larger administration. And for liberal opponents of the war, attacks on Rumsfeld provide a way to attack the war without attacking the military that planned and executed that war. Now comes an important new book, Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, by New York Times correspondent Michael Gordon and retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Bernard Trainor. Their story bears hard on Rumsfeld. But it daringly...
  • Origins of the Iraqi Insurgency

    04/28/2006 9:17:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,127+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4/28/2006 | Laurie Mylroie, with Ayad Rahim
    Among the Iraqi documents released to the public, at least five deal with the construction of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). One such document (CMPC-2003-005914) is a ten-page worksheet.* The first two pages are entitled, "Annual Plan for the Mechanical Workshop, Sheen-27 -- 1999"; the last eight are entitled "First Season Report of the Sheen-27 Work Plan for 1999." The report of the CIA's Iraq Survey Group explains that "Sheen-27" was a section of the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) responsible for producing explosives. It had a Chemistry Department, which "developed the explosive materials for the device," an Electronics Department, "which prepared...
  • Who is Mary McCarthy? [The Great One, Mark Levin, weighs in...]

    04/22/2006 12:03:40 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 134 replies · 3,818+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/22/2006 | Mark Levin
    Who is Mary McCarthy? Well, as of this morning (Saturday) most of the big media don't care. They're fixated with the weather and gas prices and anything else that will divert the public's attention from the stunning revelation that a Sandy Berger crony has apparently been leaking top-secret information from her high post at the CIA. The media will continue to downplay this story as they cover-up their own role in exposing our nation's secrets, including the supposed existence of CIA prisons in Europe. She'll be called a "whistleblower" and praised as some kind of patriot (a patriot, in...
  • The Paper Trail [Saddam/terrorism/WMD]

    03/26/2006 9:57:04 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies · 2,692+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | March 27, 2006 | By LAURIE MYLROIE
    After substantial prodding -- including from this paper -- the U.S. government has finally begun to release its captured Iraqi documents and is posting them at the Web site of the Army's Foreign Military Studies Office. This material will take considerable time to absorb and analyze, but it may yet contribute significantly to our understanding of the nature of the threat Saddam Hussein posed. Most dramatically, an Iraqi intelligence report, apparently written in early 1997, describes Iraqi efforts to establish ties with various elements in the Saudi opposition, including Osama bin Ladin. Until 1996, the Saudi renegade was based in...
  • Saddam's WMD's: The Syrian Connection

    02/22/2006 9:04:28 PM PST · by bd476 · 21 replies · 1,209+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 8, 2006 | Dr. Laurie Mylroie
    Saddam's WMD's: The Syrian Connection By Laurie Mylroie FrontPageMagazine.com | February 8, 2006 The New York Sun is doing yeomans work in explaining why the latest group-thinkthat Saddam Hussein had no proscribed WMDmay be very wrong. Haaretz has lent its support, reporting that Israeli officials believe [m]aterial was transferred to Syria in the dark of the night, on the very eve of the war, and [t]he Americans are the ones who are making the mistake now." That is also the view of retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, who headed the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. The little...
  • 'Unusually Effective' (Ahmad Chalabi - Laurie Mylroie)

    11/08/2005 3:27:25 PM PST · by Matchett-PI · 34 replies · 946+ views
    New York Sun ^ | November 8, 2005 | Laurie Mylroie
    <p>Ahmad Chalabi, Iraq's deputy prime minister and head of the Iraqi National Congress, arrives today on a visit to Washington and New York, his first trip to the United States in nearly two years. The official American invitation reflects a recognition that Chalabi is among Iraq's most effective political figures and a repudiation of an earlier, perverse U.S. effort to "marginalize," if not destroy, him.</p>
  • Mylroie: "..the source of the near-universal belief that Iraq had WMD

    10/25/2005 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 35 replies · 2,289+ views
    Iraq News newsletter | 10-25-2005 | Laurie Mylroie
    From: Laurie Mylroie sam11@erols.com Iraq News Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:04:26 -0400 Robert Kagan [link below] reminds us of the origin of the view that Iraq retained large quantities of weapons proscribed by UNSCR 687, the formal cease-fire to the 1991 Gulf War. Following that war, it was long believed that the bulk of Iraq's WMD was destroyed in the month-long bombing campaign that began the U.S.-led assault to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. It was further assumed that the UN weapons inspectors, UNSCOM, were merely mopping up what remained. But in August 1995, as Iraq was pressing UNSCOM to...
  • Defending Iraq - By Iraq's Deputy Military Attache, Entifadh K. Qanbar

    10/08/2005 2:08:05 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 20 replies · 1,147+ views
    AEI by way of Iraq News Letter (Laurie Mylroie) ^ | 10/08/2005 | Entifadh K. Qanbar
    "Entifadh Qanbar is Iraq's Deputy Military Attache at the Embassy in Washington. He gave this speech to the American Enterprise Institute on Oct 5." ~ Laurie Mylroie Defending Iraq - By Entifadh K. Qanbar The biggest danger to Iraqi citizens and the Iraqi government is terrorism. Thus, the main task of the Iraqi army is not to fight wars with foreign countries, but to fight terrorism. To defeat terrorism in Iraq, we need to establish a military force based on a doctrine that recognizes the nature of the enemy and what is required to defeat him. We need to be...
  • Iraq Defense Minister Blasts Syria for 'Exporting Destruction,' AFP

    09/11/2005 2:21:18 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 12 replies · 503+ views
    Iraq News (Laurie Mylroie ) ^ | September 11, 2005 | Agence France Press
    Dulaimi accuses Syria of 'exporting destruction' Iraqi Defence Minister Saadun al-Dulaimi accused neighbouring Syria of "exporting destruction" to his country by allowing insurgents to sneak across their border. Iraqi authorities announced the closure of a border crossing to Syria near the rebel bastion town of Tal Afar where a major counter-insurgency offensive involving about 10,000 Iraqi and US troops was underway. "I call on our neighbours to fear God and stop exporting destruction to Iraq," said the defence minister, in reference to Syria which stands accused in Baghdad of turning a blind eye to cross-border infiltrations. "The regions of Al-Qaim,...
  • Iraq's Complicity in Terrorism

    08/12/2005 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies · 1,802+ views
    WorldandI.com ^ | Issue Date: 6 / 2004 | Laurie Mylroie
    In 1992, when Richard Clarke assumed the counterterrorism portfolio in the White House, terrorism was not a serious problem. Libya's downing of Pan Am flight 103 four years before had been the last major attack on a U.S. target. Yet when Clarke left his post in October 2001, terrorism had become the single greatest threat to America. Clarke would have us believe that this happened because of events beyond anyone's ability to control and, moreover, that the Bush administration has adopted a fatally wrong approach to the war on terror by targeting Iraq in its response to the September 11...
  • The Price of Compromise

    08/08/2005 4:26:16 PM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 41 replies · 819+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | August 8, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Insurgent violence has taken a heavy toll on the U.S. in Iraq. A series of attacks earlier this month pushed the total of American fatalities past 1,800. The mounting casualties have shaken American confidence. Terrorism has hit Iraqis even harder. On Capitol Hill, there are bipartisan calls for the White House to establish a timeline for withdrawal. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has been floating trial balloons. Senior military officials and diplomats, meanwhile, seek to deflate the insurgency. They urge Iraqis to embrace and engage former Baathists, Islamists, and Arab Sunni rejectionists. If the Sunnis can be brought into the fold,...
  • NY Times: Qaeda Letters Are Said to Show Pre-9/11 Anthrax Plans! [5/21/2005]

    05/21/2005 12:52:15 AM PDT · by Southack · 128 replies · 5,626+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/21/2005 | ERIC LIPTON
    Qaeda Letters Are Said to Show Pre-9/11 Anthrax Plans WASHINGTON, May 20 -Al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan began to assemble the equipment necessary to build a rudimentary biological weapons laboratory before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, letters released by the Defense Department show.... The letters are among the documents recovered in late 2001 after the invasion of Afghanistan that United States intelligence officials have frequently cited as evidence that Al Qaeda was working to develop biological weapons.The letters...detail a visit by an unnamed Qaeda scientist to a laboratory at an unspecified location where he was shown "a special confidential room"...
  • Faulty Sources Isikoff & MSM previously used: Karen Kwiatkowski & Patrick Lang

    05/19/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 51 replies · 3,790+ views
    NRO and Iraq News ^ | 5-17-05 | Michael Rubin
    Two items: [1] From Laurie Mylroie's "Iraq News" Newsletter - Tue, 17 May 2005 20:03:39 -0400 Subject: Michael Rubin, Prior Isikoff Use of Faulty Source From the list of Michael Rubin, previously at DoD and now at AEI (May 17, 2005): This was not the first time Michael Isikoff has used faulty or fabricated sources. In reporting the myth that Doug Feiths office created its own intelligence unit, he relied on Karen Kwiatkowski, who associated with the Lyndon LaRouche movement. Kwiatkowski said on tape that she was Isikoffs chief source. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligences Report on the U.S....
  • Saddam and TWA Flight 800

    12/03/2004 12:56:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 70 replies · 4,963+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/03/04 | Christopher S. Carson
    Even after the presidential election, Americas media solons and disgruntled former government officialssuch as Richard Clarkecontinue to get fawning coverage for every pronouncement on the basic harmlessness of Saddams Iraq. Were supposed to accept the idea that Saddam was just a small-time monster, too weak and incompetent to harm a far-away America. But wouldnt it be revealing if our intelligence community actually had to answer some hard questions about Ramzi Yousef and the annihilation of TWA Flight 800the second-greatest mass-murder in American history. The public would then hear of how Yousef worked for Saddam Hussein, and how Iraq's dictator was...
  • The CIA's war on Bush

    11/17/2004 3:29:13 PM PST · by FredZarguna · 9 replies · 642+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2004 | Clarice Feldman
    The Central Intelligence Agency, far from supporting the War on Terror, became an obstacle to the inplementation of the policies of the United States government. At last, this situation may be corrected. In Bush v. the Beltway, Laurie Mylroie detailed the sabotage of the Bush Administration and its policies by opponents buried in the CIA and elsewhere. We have seen that effort at undermining continue more overtly and more viciously, culminating in this week's leaks against Porter Goss and his efforts at institutional reform of the Agency. On one level this conduct may be viewed as personal animus or political...
  • Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/04/2004 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Quilla · 289 replies · 22,034+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 4, 2004 | Scott Wheeler
    Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com , show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support...
  • Interview with Dr. Laurie Mylroie Terrorism Expert (Iraq is Behind 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks)

    11/02/2001 5:43:55 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 59 replies · 857+ views
    IMRA.org ^ | 11/02/01
    Interview with Dr. Laurie Mylroie Terrorism Expert, Author, and Publisher of Iraq News Transcript Jerusalem Post Radio "Newsmakers with Mordechai Twersky" www.jpost.com October 30, 2001 Note: audio file link file: http://www.jpostradio.com/Archive/2001/10/30/asx/011030nws.asx Mordechai Twersky: How concerned are you that the current crisis will spill over into Iraq, and perhaps, by extension, into the State of Israel? Laurie Mylroie: Sooner or later, the United States is going to have to go to war with Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein. Iraq was behind the September 11th attack and Iraq is also behind the anthrax letters. MT: Now that's a sweeping statement. How can ...
  • Chalabi Statement / CCCI Charges against Chalabi

    08/08/2004 5:13:53 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 3 replies · 375+ views
    Iraq News Newsletter - Laurie Mylroie ^ | 8-8-04 | Chalabi - IRAQI NATIONAL CONGRESS
    From: "Laurie Mylroie" sam11@erols.com - Iraq News Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 17:58:36 -0400 IRAQI NATIONAL CONGRESS STATEMENT CHALABI DENOUNCES POLITICAL MANIPULATION OF IRAQI JUSTICE SYSTEM BAGHDAD (8 August 2004): Dr Ahmad Chalabi today denounced the manipulation of the Iraqi justice system for political purposes and called the charges made against him false and outrageous. Following is the text of Dr Chalabi's statement: "The charges that I have been involved in counterfeiting Iraqi currency are false and outrageous. I can easily prove that these charges are untrue and I intend to defend myself and clear my name. In my position...
  • Did One Woman's Obsession Take America to War?

    07/04/2004 8:23:17 PM PDT · by rimtop56 · 84 replies · 2,949+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 5, 2004 | Peter Bergen
    Americans supported the war in Iraq not because Saddam Hussein was an evil dictator - they knew that - but because President Bush made the case that Saddam might hand weapons of mass destruction to his terrorist allies to wreak havoc on the United States. In the absence of any evidence for that theory, it's fair to ask: where did the administration's conviction come from? It was at the American Enterprise Institute - a conservative Washington DC thinktank - that the idea took shape that overthrowing Saddam should be a goal. Among those associated with AEI is Richard Perle, a...
  • All in the Family? Iraq was involved in 09/11/2001

    06/28/2004 5:32:47 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 26 replies · 621+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | Jun 24, 2004 | Laurie Mylroie
    Laurie Mylroie Ms. Mylroie was adviser on Iraq to the 1992 presidential campaign of Mr. Clinton. Her most recent book is Bush vs. the Beltway: How the CIA and the State Department Tried to Stop the War on Terror (HarperCollins, 2003). The claim of the 9/11 commission that no credible evidence exists linking Iraq to Al Qaedas assaults on America, including the attack of September 11, 2001, is itself not credible. Iraq was almost certainly directly involved in those attacks. After 1996, when Osama bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan, Iraqi intelligence became an integral part of Al Qaeda,...
  • Evidence of Niger uranium trade 'years before war' (What Wilson couldn't learn sipping tea)

    06/28/2004 1:11:46 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 10 replies · 3,159+ views
    When thieves stole a steel watch and two bottles of perfume from Niger's embassy on Via Antonio Baiamonti in Rome at the end of December 2000, they left behind many questions about their intentions. The identity of the thieves has not been established. But one theory is that they planned to steal headed notepaper and official stamps that would allow the forging of documents for the illicit sale of uranium from Niger's vast mines. The break-in is one of the murkier elements surrounding the claim - made by the US and UK governments in the lead-up to the Iraq war...
  • Iraq and 9/11: What the Judge Said

    05/28/2004 11:47:03 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 66 replies · 2,808+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | May 28, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    In light of Thursday's Wall Street Journal report detailing new evidence tying Iraq to the 9/11 attacks, it's worth noting that the only time the question of an Iraq-9/11 connection has been legally tested, the verdict was affirmative. In a woefully underreported decision on May 8, 2003, Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer ruled in favor of two 9/11 victim families who had sued Iraq and others claiming they were culpable in the attacks. The court awarded plaintiffs $104 million based on the Baer's findings. The ruling by Judge Baer - a Carter appointee, by the way - was...
  • Laurie Mylroie on C-Span 1 NOW! Taking calls.

    05/26/2004 5:01:01 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 22 replies · 262+ views
    Morning Journal ^ | 5-26-2004 | Laurie Mylroie
    Laurie Mylroie is on Morning Journal and taking calls now She just came on at 7:45
  • The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed

    05/11/2004 7:13:09 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 73 replies · 9,171+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 5/11/04 | Laurie Mylroie
    The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed By Laurie Mylroie FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2004 Important new information has come from Edward Jay Epstein about Mohammed Attas contacts with Iraqi intelligence. The Czechs have long maintained that Atta, leader of the 9/11 hijackers in the United States, met with Ahmed al-Ani, an Iraqi intelligence official, posted to the Iraqi embassy in Prague. As Epstein now reports, Czech authorities have discovered that al-Anis appointment calendar shows a scheduled meeting on April 8, 2001 with a "Hamburg student." That is exactly what the Czechs had been saying since shortly after 9/11: Atta, a long-time student...
  • The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed

    05/11/2004 7:01:42 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 23 replies · 426+ views
    The Saddam-9/11 Link Confirmed By Laurie Mylroie FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2004 Important new information has come from Edward Jay Epstein about Mohammed Attas contacts with Iraqi intelligence. The Czechs have long maintained that Atta, leader of the 9/11 hijackers in the United States, met with Ahmed al-Ani, an Iraqi intelligence official, posted to the Iraqi embassy in Prague. As Epstein now reports, Czech authorities have discovered that al-Anis appointment calendar shows a scheduled meeting on April 8, 2001 with a "Hamburg student." That is exactly what the Czechs had been saying since shortly after 9/11: Atta, a long-time student...
  • "Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings" (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

    04/10/2004 11:29:37 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 143 replies · 20,980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 6/28/1993 | Laurie Mylroie
    Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Much energy has been spent linking the terror to Islamic fundamentalism. Yet Saddam,...
  • Dont Look at Me Dick Clarkes reversed reality.

    04/05/2004 6:41:05 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 11 replies · 158+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 5, 2004 | Laurie Mylroie
    In 1992, when Richard Clarke assumed the counterterrorism portfolio in the White House, terrorism was not a serious problem. Libya's downing of Pan Am 103 four years before had been the last major attack on a U.S. target. Yet when Clarke left his post in October 2001, terrorism had become the single-greatest threat to America. Clarke would have us believe this happened because of events beyond anyone's ability to control. He argues, moreover, that the Bush administration has adopted a fatally wrong approach to the war on terror by including states, particularly Iraq, in its response to the 9/11 attacks....
  • Very Awkward Facts

    04/02/2004 7:46:22 AM PST · by ottothedog · 54 replies · 1,505+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April2,2004 | LAURIE MYLROIE
    <p>The credibility of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke has come under withering fire. He has been caught in error after error, omission after omission. I can attest to one error more: a highly revealing error that tells us a great deal about who Richard Clarke really is.</p>
  • Mylroie and Ijaz were both Clinton advisors ? We dont hear much from the Lib media about them?

    02/24/2004 9:25:29 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 89+ views
    CNN chat room ^ | Oct 29th 2001
    Laurie Mylroie: Is Iraq involved with U.S. terror attacks? Laurie Mylroie is the author of "Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War," which outlines her case that Iraq had a central role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She served as an adviser on Iraq to the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. Mylroie is currently vice-president of "Information for Democracy," and the publisher of "Iraq News." CNN: Thank you for joining us today, Laurie Mylroie, and welcome. LAURIE MYLROIE: Hi, and thank you all for coming to the chat room. CNN: You believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in both...
  • Chalabi stands by faulty intelligence that toppled Saddam's regime

    02/19/2004 3:36:06 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 90 replies · 503+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | February 19, 2004 | Jack Fairweather and Anton La Guardia
    Chalabi stands by faulty intelligence that toppled Saddam's regime An Iraqi leader accused of feeding faulty pre-war intelligence to Washington said yesterday his information about Saddam Hussein's weapons, even if discredited, had achieved the aim of persuading America to topple the dictator. Ahmad Chalabi and his London-based exile group, the Iraqi National Congress, for years provided a conduit for Iraqi defectors who were debriefed by US intelligence agents. But many American officials now blame Mr Chalabi for providing intelligence that turned out to be false or wild exaggerations about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Mr Chalabi, by far the most...
  • NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. [LAURIE MYLROIE TESTIFIES]

    07/16/2003 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 31 replies · 3,702+ views
    JULY 9, 2003 | CHAIR: THOMAS KEAN
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. HEARING OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATESCHAIRED BY: THOMAS KEAN WITNESSES: LAURIE MYLROIE, AUTHOR; JUDITH YAPHE, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY; MURHAF JOUEJATI, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY; MARK GASIOROWSKI, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 253 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. July 9, 2003 MR. KEAN: Okay, if we could call the hearing back to order. Yeah, I've got a gavel. I'll use the gavel. (Gavels.) "A senior administration official told me in specific that the question of the identities of the...
  • Several Al-Queda Arrested In Iraq!

    01/13/2004 6:36:39 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies · 1,580+ views
    foxnews ^ | Dana Lewis
    <p>Foxnews Dana Lewis is reporting that several AL-Queda have been arrested in Northern Iraq in Mosul!</p>
  • SADDAM'S FINGERPRINTS ON 1993 N.Y. BOMBINGS - Nuke Em'

    09/16/2001 1:33:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Bill · 102 replies · 21,636+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | June 28, 1993 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings The Wall Street Journal By Laurie Mylroie June 28, 1993 Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar ...
  • Bush vs The Beltway: How the CIA and the State Department Tried to Stop the War on Terror

    07/29/2003 9:31:38 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | 7-29-03 | Laurie Mylroie
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  • "Free Republic is a great place--a lot of people read it." ~ Dr. Laurie Mylroie

    07/16/2003 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 72 replies · 2,576+ views
    Dr. Laurie Mylroie ^ | July 15, 2003 | Dr. Laurie Mylroie
    Many of you know that Laurie Mylroie is a Middle East expert and regularly testifies before Congressional committees on terrorism matters. She is an adjunct scholar at The American Enterprise Institute and author of Study of Revenge: The First World Trade Center Attack & Saddam Hussein's War against America. I sent an email to her this past Sunday, 7-13-03 after having seen her on Fox's John Gibson's program on Friday, 7-11-03 during the 5 PM hour. Something she said really caught my attention, so here is what I wrote to her: Greetings Laurie, I found the link to your email...
  • What Intelligence Failure in Iraq?

    02/05/2004 1:59:22 AM PST · by kattracks · 22 replies · 239+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 2/05/04 | Laurie Mylroie
    David Kay, the recently retired head of the Iraq Survey Group, makes dramatic claims about Iraqs weapons programs, including we were all wrong. But does he have the necessary basis to do so? Kay was only in Iraq for six months, and he left because ISG personnel were being diverted to the counter-insurgency effort. Thus, even that limited period was not fully productive. Nonetheless, Kay claims that Iraq had no substantial quantities of proscribed weapons or agents, even in the run-up to the war. That material was pretty much destroyed in the latter half of the 1990s, he claims....
  • Mishandling Terrorism: The law-enforcement mistake-What went wrong after the 1993 WTC attack

    01/23/2004 5:56:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 263+ views
    National Review ^ | 1-24-04 | Laurie Mylroie
    In his State of the Union speech, President George W. Bush identified the point at which America's response to terrorism went so badly awry: the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. Bush also explained what went wrong: That attack was treated entirely as a law-enforcement issue; "some of the guilty were indicted, tried, convicted, and sent to prison." Following the speech, one National Public Radio commentator gasped that Bush seemed to be blaming former President Bill Clinton. That is, indeed, where blame lies. After every terrorist attack that occurred on his watch, Clinton would condemn the perpetrators...