No Lies About Iraq (Updated)

There has been a lot of debate over the decision to invade Iraq (along with Afghanistan) as well as repeated denials on the Left about Saddam’s WMDs and threat to military operations and U.S. forces in the region.

Saddam Hussein had WMDs, a WMD program, and had terrorist connections. I’m a former Soldier, Iraq War veteran, and Intelligence Analyst. I still cannot discuss classified information, but there’s plenty of open source material to substantiate Hussein’s violations and intent:

General Georges Sada, who was Saddam Hussein’s military adviser, and former vice marshal of the Iraqi Air Force, stated clearly that many of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were moved out of Iraq and into Syria with Bashar al Assad’s complicity:



The Iraqis planned to hide chemical weapons in an Al Muthanna bunker.

Matter of fact, Iraq has allowed Syria to smuggle some of those weapons back into Iraq to be stored as a favor to the Syrian government. Both both countries have Shiite governments friendly to Iran.

map of Iraq WMDs

More of what we found:

1) Declassified NGIC report:

2) 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium:

3) 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons agents:

4) Soldiers in the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division discovered 55 gallon drums full of cyclosarin,  surface to surface and surface to air missiles, along with a chemical site used to make the weapons in  Bayji, northern Iraq.

5) Looting of WMD facilities:

In the weeks after Baghdad fell in April 2003, looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein’s most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms, a senior Iraqi official said this week in the government’s first extensive comments on the looting.

The UN admitted that Iraq had over six tons of anthrax, most of it  weaponized, right up until the invasion.

The New York Times, one of the most leftwing rags on the planet,  just recently admitted that WMDs were found, some in the form of no fewer than 400 Borak warheads filled with sarin, a deadly nerve gas.

U.S. Soldiers exposed to chemical agents in Iraq suffered health problems.

Some of those weapons were captured by ISIS.


Those weapons were previously unknown to U.N. inspectors; they were concealed.  Those are weapons and materials Hussein was not supposed to possess, yet he did.

Even the New York Times, one of the worst leftwing rags on the planet, miraculously rediscovered the WMDs in Iraq:

Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been followed by an editorial warning of “A Deadly Legacy in Iraq”: some 5,000 chemical shells have been discovered over the years in Iraq by U.S. or U.S.-trained Iraqi forces. Many more such munitions litter the wreckage of an old Iraqi weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, which the Islamic State captured in June.

It is widely believed that Saddam Hussein maintained no Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) after the 1991 Gulf War. That was the conclusion of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), which issued its final report on the subject a decade ago—in September 2004. The ISG claimed that already in the summer of 1991, just months after the war, Iraq unilaterally destroyed its prohibited WMD. The new Times report suggests that is false.

Last major stockpile from Saddam’s nuclear efforts (the yellowcake that Joe Wilson claimed Saddam never had) arrives in Canada:

When assclown Julian Assange (WikiLeaks) leaked thousands of classified documents with the intent to damage the war effort, he inadvertently included information that proved we continued to find WMD materials long after the invasion.

Saddam’s nuclear helpers:

Lots of dangerous Cyclosarin, enriched uranium, looting of the material, and proof of Saddam Hussein’s continued efforts to produce WMDs, still isn’t enough to convince sympathetic leftwing nutbags of his malevolence. Those materials could have easily been adapted to warheads and other methods of dispersal. Weapons of mass destruction are defined as weapons capable of inflicting massive destruction to property and/or population, using chemical, biological or radioactive material.

What we found had the potential to kill thousands of people.

Maybe we should have simply waited for him to pull another Halabja…only on a much larger scale.

Oh yeah, and his terrorist connections:
He gave thousands of dollars to families of suicide bombers and in addition, Iraqi intelligence met with al Qadea operatives and provided with training camps in Northern Iraq:

The Mother of All Connections

July 18, 2005: A special report on the new evidence of collaboration between Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and al Qaeda.

by Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn

07/18/2005, Volume 010, Issue 41

  • A letter from CIA Director George Tenet to Senate Intelligence chairman Bob Graham said that “We have solid reporting of senior level contacts between Iraq and al Qa’ida going back a decade.”
  • “Iraqi defectors had been saying for years that Saddam’s regime trained ‘non-Iraqi Arab terrorists’ at a camp in Salman Pak, south of Baghdad. U.N. inspectors had confirmed the camp’s existence, including the presence of a Boeing 707.” Though there seems to have been reluctance to tag Al Qaeda recruits as being among the “non-Iraqi Arab terrorists,” it’s not like there were dozens of such organizations at the time. Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia.
  • “According to a report in the Christian Science Monitor, an (Al Qaeda affiliate) Abu Sayyaf leader who planned … a bomb attack in Zamboanga City in the Philippines) bragged on television a month after the bombing that Iraq had contacted him about conducting joint operations. Philippine intelligence officials were initially skeptical of his boasting, but after finding the telephone records they believed him.”
  • Farouk Hijazi, former Iraqi ambassador to Turkey and Saddam’s longtime outreach agent to Islamic fundamentalists, has been captured. In his initial interrogations, Hijazi admitted meeting with senior al Qaeda leaders at Saddam’s behest in 1994. According to administration officials familiar with his questioning, he has subsequently admitted additional contacts, including a meeting in late 1997. Hijazi continues to deny that he met with bin Laden on December 21, 1998, to offer the al Qaeda leader safe haven in Iraq. U.S. officials don’t believe his denial.” … “(That) meeting was reported in the press at the time.”
  • The day after a hawkish Bill Clinton speech about “an unholy axis of terrorists, drug traffickers, and organized international criminals,” specifically on February 19, 1998, “according to documents unearthed in Baghdad after the recent war by journalists Mitch Potter and Inigo Gilmore, Hussein’s intelligence service wrote a memo detailing upcoming meetings with a bin Laden representative traveling to Baghdad. Each reference to bin Laden had been covered with Liquid Paper. The memo laid out a plan to step up contacts between Iraq and al Qaeda.”
  • “According to U.S. officials, soldiers in Iraq have discovered additional documentary evidence like the memo Potter found. This despite the fact that there is no team on the ground assigned to track down these contacts–no equivalent to the Iraq Survey Group looking for evidence of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. Interviews with detained senior Iraqi intelligence officials are rounding out the picture.”


By the way, Saddam Hussein’s duplicitous behavior clearly indicated his intent to continue with his WMD program. That is a fact.

Saddam himself stated that unequivocally:

“The factories are present,” an Iraqi aide tells Saddam on one of the tapes, made by the dictator in the mid-1990s while U.N. weapons inspectors were searching for Baghdad’s remaining stocks of weapons of mass destruction.
“The factories remain, in the mind they remain. Our spirit is with us, based solely on the time period,” the aide says, according to the documents. “And [inspectors] take note of the time period, they can’t account for our will.”

No one, including George Bush, ever claimed that Hussein was directly involved in the 9/11 attacks. But he certainly had connections to Al Qaeda. There is absolutely no doubt that Hussein’s regime was a state sponsor of terrorism, as are the rest of the Islamic nation-states across the Middle East.

Though many columnists and political pundits have finally come to realize that Hussein was just one of the rotten despots that had to be dealt with and that the war in Iraq and Afghanistan—just two of the battlegrounds against Islamofascism—is necessary and justified, there are still those who are oblivious to facts that refute the “no WMDs/faulty intelligence” claims.  There’s so much information out there, it’s hard to believe there’s still a debate over this.

Hussein did business with terrorists for years.

The Saddam-Al Qaeda Connection

Former head of the bin Laden unit at the CIA, Michael Scheuer, writes in his 2002 book, Through Our Enemies Eyes, that Bin Laden “made a connection with Iraq’s intelligence service through its Khartoum station.”

A compilation from  Mark Eichenlaub:

More from Sam Pender and Mark Eichenlaub (in the comments):

The following is a slew of reports dating back to the 90s. (Hat Tip to Free Republic)

The 90’s:

Saddam’s Fingerprints on NY Bombing
June 28, 1993. The Wall Street Journal. Laurie Mylroie

The Clinton Justice Department’s indictment against OBL in federal court which mentions the terrorist’s connections to Iraq.
November 4, 1998. The federal indictment

Iraq and AQ agree to cooperate. The federal indictment against OBL working in concert with Iraq and Iran is mentioned.
November 1998. The New York Times

Saddam reaching out to OBL
January 1, 1999. Newsweek

ABC news reports on the Osama/Saddam connections
January 14, 1999. ABC News

Osama and Saddam Work Together
January 27, 1999. Laurie Mylroie interview. She is a former Clinton terrorism czar.

A Much Shunned Terrorist Takes Refuge In Iraq (Abu Nidal)
New York Times. January 1999.

Western Nightmare: Saddam and OBL versus the World. Iraq recruited OBL.
February 6, 1999. The Guardian,12469,798270,00.html

Saddam’s Link to OBL
February 6, 1999. The Guardian

Saddam offered asylum to bin Laden
February 13, 1999. Associated Press

Son of Saddam coordinates with OBL.
Iraqi Special Ops coordinates with Bin Laden’s terrorist activities.
August 6, 1999. Yossef Bodansky, National Press Club

List of newspaper articles written in the 90’s which mention the world’s concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam.
FrontPage Magazine.

The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties.
The Weekly Standard.

Fritz Hollings mentioned on the floor of the Senate that Iraq’s state run newspaper knew exactly what was coming to the United States — in July 2001 they published an article about it.

Before 9/11 (August 2001?), Saddam put his military on the highest state of readiness since the first Gulf War, goes into a bunker with his two wives (who hated each other and had never before been housed together) and does not emerge until well after 9/11.
From the book: Saddam – King of Terror

The Iraqis, who for several years paid smaller groups to do their dirty work, were quick to discover the advantages of Al-Qaeda.
September 19, 2001. Jane’s.

Iraq was in contact with Al Qaeda in the days preceeding 9/11 and thought to have sponsored the 911 attacks.
September 21, 2001. The Washington Times. Bill Gertz

Bin Laden met Iraqi Agent.
September 28, 2001. The Miami Herald.

German investigators link Iraq to anthrax attack.
October 26, 2001. Anova.

Saddam behind first WTC attack.
October 18, 2001. Laurie Mylroie, Clinton anti-terrorism czar. PBS.

Hijacker given anthrax by Iraq
October 27, 2001. The Times.

The media certainly were pushing Iraq as being connected to AQ and possibly behind 9/11 shortly after September 11, 2001. A compilation of media comments and articles:
November 17, 2003


Salman Pak. Satellite discussion about the terror camps in Iraq.
January 7, 2002. Aviation Weekly.

Intercepted call links Saddam to AQ.
February 7, 2002. The Telegraph

Report linking anthrax and 9/11 hijackers is probed.
March 23, 2002. The New York Times.

Osama met with Saddam in Iraq.
March 23, 2002. The Times of India

Militia Defector says Baghdad trained Al Qaeda fighters in chemical weapons.
July 14, 2002. The Sunday Times.

September 11 Victims Sue Iraq.
September 4, 2002. BBC.

Families sue Iraq over 9/11. Thousands of 9/11 victims and family members sue Iraq based on evidence that Iraq knew the attacks were coming, approved the attacks, and supported Al Qaeda for a decade. The lawsuit also notes Iraq’s involvement in the first WTC attack.
September 5, 2002. CBS.

Did Atta meet in Prague with an Iraqi government official?
June 19, 2002.

Democrats insisted on a separate war resolution as it pertains to Iraq.
Their language that they inserted into the Iraqi war resolution mentions specifically that it is known that AQ is in Iraq.

Gephardt says lots of intelligence links OBL and Saddam.
October 6, 2002. Newsmax.

Iraq War Resolution Demanded and Written and Signed by Democrats. Mentions how AQ is ALREADY IN IRAQ (despite the left trying to say the war drew AQ to Iraq)
October 2002.


Colin Powell: Iraq and Al Qaeda were partners for years.
February 5, 2003. Colin Powell interview on CNN.

Freeper Republic Strategist’s list of links between AQ and Iraq.
February 7, 2003

Saddam and OBL Make a Pact.
February 10, 2003. The New Yorker.

Australia PM has lots of information regarding Iraq/AQ connections.
March 14, 2003

Spain links 9/11 suspect to Baghdad.
March 16, 2003. The Observer.,6903,915142,00.html

The AQ connection to Iraq
April 12, 2003. The Weekly Standard

Saddam’s regime linked to several religious extremist groups (including AQ).
April 17, 2003. The Daily Telegraph.

More evidence. Newspaper finds documents in Baghdad which directly prove the links between OBL and Saddam. The paperwork details meetings and when and where they occurred. Also found documents that Russia passed on to Iraq detailing private conversations between Blair and Italy’s Berlusconi.
April 27, 2003. The Telegraph.

Wolfowitz Says Saddam behind 9/11 Attacks:
June 1, 2003. Newsweek.

Oil for Food Scandal Ties Iraq and Al Qaeda.
June 20, 2003. Forward Magazine.

A judge sees the documents linking OBL and Saddam.
June 25, 2003. The Tennessean.

The Al Qaeda Connection with Iraq.
July 11, 2003. The Weekly Standard.

List of newspaper articles written in the 90’s which mention the world’s concern regarding the growing relationship between OBL and Saddam.
July 14, 2003. FrontPage Magazine.

Growing Evidence of Saddam and Al Qaeda Link.
July 16, 2003. FrontPage Magazine.

What the administration said. And what they didn’t use, but could have regarding the relationship between OBL and Saddam. The Iraqi regime paid Zawahiri $300,000 in ’98 when his Islamic jihad merged with Al Qaeda.
September 1, 2003. The Weekly Standard.

Memo shows Iraq contacted OBL.
September 12, 2003. The Washington Times.

Vice President Cheney lectures Russert on Iraq/911 Link
Al Qaeda sent personnel to Baghdad to get training for terrorist activities. He mentions Iraq’s involvement in the first WTC bombing in 1993.
September 15, 2003. Interview.

Iraq and terrorism – no doubt about it. Specific names of Al Qaeda terrorists working in and with Iraq
September 19, 2003. National Review.

Iraq and AQ: A Federal Judge’s Point of View
September 20, 2003

Mohammed’s Account links Iraq to 9/11 and first WTC attack:
September 22, 2003. Newsweek.

Richard Miniter details the names and specific connections including the Iraqi who was involved in the first WTC bombing and lived in Iraq.
September 25, 2003. Richard Minister

The connection between Iraq and 9/11
Fox News. September 2003.,3566,97063,00.html

Saddam’s Terror Ties that Critics Ignore.
October 21, 2003. The National Review.

Osama’s Best Friend: The Further Connections Between Al Qaeda and Saddam.
November 3, 2003. The Weekly Standard

Stephen Hayes book, The Intel Links OBL and Saddam.
November 15, 2003. The Weekly Standard.,2933,103176,00.html

The media certainly were pushing Iraq as being connected to AQ and possibly behind 9/11 shortly after September 11, 2001. A compilation of media comments and articles:
November 17, 2003

Article with many links. How Saddam paid AQ to commit attacks against America.
November 17, 2003. FrontPage magazine.

Case Closed.
November 24, 2003. The Weekly Standard

The Terrorist behind 9/11 was trained by Saddam
December 14, 2003. The Telegraph.

The Clinton View of Iraq/AQ Ties.
December 29, 2003. The Weekly Standard.


Saddam behind anthrax attacks?
January 1, 2004. Accuracy in Media.

The support of the Iraqi regime for Abdul Rahman Yasin, an Iraqi native who mixed the chemicals for the 1993 World Trade Center building. Coalition forces found a document in Tikrit several months ago that indicates the former Iraqi regime has provided Yasin housing and a monthly stipend for nearly a decade.
January 2004. FrontPage magazine.

Tape Shows General Wesley Clark linking Iraq and AQ
January 12, 2004. The New York Times.

Saddam’s Ambassador to Al Qaeda.
February 23, 2004, The Weekly Standard.

Article details the number of terrorists who have attacked America in the past and taken refuge in Iraq. Loaded with interesting bullet points.
March 14, 2004. Scripps Howard News Service via NewsMax.

James Woolsey, former CIA Director, links Iraq and AQ. See also Posts #34 and #35.
March 23, 2004. CNN Interview

Less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper “Al-Nasiriya” carried a column headlined, “American, an Obsession called Osama Bin Ladin.” (July 21, 2001)

In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the US “with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.”

The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden “will strike America on the arm that is already hurting,” and that the US “will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs” – an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, “New York, New York”.
March 28, 2004, NewsMax

Al Qaeda’s Poison Gas
April 29,2 004. The Wall Street Journal

Saddam Linked to 9/11.
May 11, 2004. FrontPage Magazine. Laurie Mylroie, Clinton’s anti-terrorism czar.

Bush says Zarqawi killed Berg. Cites Saddam ties.
May 15, 2004. Reuters.

More on Shakir. Did he meet with 9/11 planners?
May 27, 2004. The Wall Street Journal.

The Connections. Detailed.
May 28, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

Clinton mentioned how AQ was developing a relationship with Iraq. Also see Post #5.
June 1, 2004. The Miami Herald.

Read into the Congressional Record regarding the ties between OBL and Saddam. (Part 1)
June 1, 2004

More read into the Congressional Record (Part 2).
June 1, 2004

More read into the Congressional Record (Part 3).
June 1, 2004

More read into the Congressional Record (Part 4).
June 1, 2004

Exploring the links between 9/11 and Iraq.
June 2, 2004.

New Iraqi Chief Links 9/11 to Saddam.
June 2, 2004. NewsMax.

Pre-Bush Timeline of Saddam/OBL Ties
June 12, 2004. Freeper Blackrain4xmas research

Cheney claims Iraq/AQ connections
June 14, 2004. Associated Press

Britain insists that AQ was in Iraq pre war.
June 17, 2004. MiddleEast Online.

Cheney says definite ties between Iraq/AQ and outraged at NYT Misleading Headline.
June 17, 2004. CNBC Capitol Report via Drudge

How the Networks Pretend to Ignore their own Reporting from the 1990’s.
June 17, 2004. Media Research Center

There was a link between OBL and Saddam.
June 20, 2004. The Sunday Telegraph.

9/11 Commission says prominent member of AQ served in Iraq’s militia.
June 20, 2004. Reuters.

9/11 Commission reaffirms Bush administration view of Iraq/AQ ties.
June 21, 2004. RNC.

How Saddam collaborated with Osama bin Laden. Interview with Stephen Hayes with excellent information.
June 23, 2004. FrontPage Magazine.

The Clinton Administration first linked Saddam and OBL.
June 25, 2004. The Washington Times.

Documents Shows Iraq Intel Agents Met with OBL.
June 25, 2004. Associated Press.

More evidence of Iraq/AQ relationship.
June 25, 2004. New York Times.

Putin warned President Bush after 9/11 that Saddam Hussein planned to attack America.
June 28, 2004. Media Research Center.

Freeper blog (Windsofchange) and links to 9/11 Commission report with specific references to the ways in which Iraq/AQ were connected and worked together.
July 11, 2004.

Long List of Clinton Administration Officials who Believed There was an AQ/Iraq connection.
July 12, 2004. NewsMax.

Gore, Cohen, Clinton linked AQ and Saddam.
July 15, 2004. The Daily Texan.

Gore, Cohen, Clinton linked AQ and Saddam.
July 15, 2004. The Daily Texan.

What the Senate Intelligence Report REALLY said about the connections between Iraq and Al Qaeda.
July 22, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

The 9/11 Commission found specific connections between Iraq and AQ. Specific names and dates are given from the report.
July 22, 2004. The Daily Standard.

The 9/11 Commission and Iraq/AQ Connections.
July 26, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

Clinton feared Iraq gave AQ chemical weapons in Sudan under a cooperative agreement they had.
July 2004. 9/11 Commission

Information about Shakir, the Iraqi who met with AQ at a pre-9/11 planning meeting. Also information about the Iraqi who mixed the chemicals for the bomb of the first WTC bombing.
August 2, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

Specific quotes from 9/11 Commission Report regarding links between AQ and Iraq.
July 30, 2004.

Contact between OBL and Saddam are beyond dispute.
August 18, 2004. The Washington Times.

List of CIA and various Reports regarding Iraq’s support for terrorists, terrorism and AQ.
September 16, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

Kerry disputing 9/11 Commission and Senate Intelligence Reports. Actual page numbers and quotes within article of what the Reports DID say regarding the connections.
September 20, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

Fox News reports that Saddam may have used Oil for Food money to fund Al Qaeda.
September 20, 2004. Fox News Channel.,2933,132682,00.html

Excellent resource. Pictures. Charts.
Bomber from ’93 WTC bombing received salary from Iraq.
Salmon Pak – terrorists trained on how to use forks and knives to hijack a plane.
Iraq was Islamic terror central.
September 22, 2004. Deroy Murdock, Hoover Institute.

Both the Senate Intelligence Committee Report and the 9/11 Commission documented the links and relationship between AQ and Iraq.
October 5, 2005. The Weekly Standard. Publishes Iraqi Intelligence Docs
CNSNews ^ | October 11, 2004 | David Thibault

Osama bin Laden was considered an Iraqi Intelligence asset.
October 14, 2004. National Review.

Saddam – The Terrorist’s Banker
October 15, 2004. The Scotsman

Senate Intelligence Report says Zarqawi operated out of Saddam controlled territory – Baghdad.
October 20, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

It looks like the 9/11 Commission got an important detail wrong. Shakir probably DID work the Iraqi Fedayeen and he had documents on him when arrested that linked him to the 1993 WTC bombing. And he drove the 9/11 hijackers to a planning meeting.
October 23, 2004. The Hoover Institute.

Saddam was the ATM to Al Qaeda.
November 16, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

CIA Agent Scheuer USED to believe there was an Iraq/AQ link. Now he just wants face time on television and is pretending there was never a link.
November 23, 2004. The Weekly Standard.

Oil for Food Scandal may have funded 9/11.
December 4, 2004. NewsMax quotes The Weekly Standard.

Iraqi Intelligence officers planted a sleeper cell (at least one) in the United States. The man is now under arrest and Iraqi agents are cooperating.
December 22, 2004. CBS.


New list by Richard Minister of the Connections Between OBL and Saddam.
February 4, 2005.

Freeper book, Saddam’s Ties to Osama, great review at Amazon.
February 2005.

Symposium; Experts gather to discuss relationship between Iraq/AQ
February 11, 2005. FrontPage Magazine.

It’s all about 9/11 (Iraq and OBL connections)
National Review. June 2005.

The Clinton Administration’s Case Against WMD in Iraq
April 2005

The Saddam-Osama Link Confirmed.
June 20, 2005. FrontPage magazine.

GOP Lawmaker Says Saddam Linked to 9/11
CNN. June 2005

Thwarted Jordan WMD attack; jihadists got money and weapons from Iraq
June 30, 2005. AP

July 2005. The Weekly Standard.

A blog with great links regarding the relationship.
July 2005.

The Pope of Terrorism
July 2005. The Weekly Standard

The Pope of Terrorism, Part II
July 2005. The Weekly Standard

Saddam financially supported an AQ affiliate in Algeria
August 2005. The Weekly Standard

9/11 Commission did NOT include information they now admit they knew. In 2000, some of the 9/11 hijackers were on the radar, but Clinton did nothing.
August 2005. Philadelphia paper

Operation Able Danger. What the 9/11 Commission knew and didn’t know. What Clinton did and didn’t do.
August 2005.

More on Atta in Prague, the Iraqi intel agent arrested in Germany who was linked to AQ and Ramzi Yousef’s Iraq passport (Youseff bombed the WTC in ’93)
August 12, 2005. Captain’s Quarters

9/11 Probe could highlight Iraq link to 9/11
August 2005. NewsMax

The Iraqis the 9/11 Commission Report forgot to mention as they relate to 9/11.
September 2005. The Weekly Standard.
Must read.

Who is lying about Iraq (Hint — It’s The democrats)
November 2005. John Podhoritz

Records found in Iraq dated ten months before 9/11 indicates that Saddam Hussein’s employees clandestinely met Taliban and al Qaeda agents regarding a “decision to operate.” That and more.
National Review. 12/21/05

Kuwait sentences Al Qaeda terrorists who have connections to Iraq.
Reuters. December 27, 2005.


Saddam trained over 8,000 jihadists before the war.
January 16, 2006. The Weekly Standard.

New documents found in Iraq confirm that Saddam worked with Al Qaeda.
February 20, 2006. The American Thinker

Who’ll let the docs out?
The Weekly Standard. Stephen Hayes
March 10, 2006
The president orders Negroponte to get the Saddam tapes translated and released.

Happy Reading.


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  2. Posted by sfcmac on 14/08/2010 at 19:27

    You said:

    Wilson never claimed there were not weapons of mass destruction in Iraq….I think he also assumed that his audience had the same knowledge, and that he didn’t have to spell out the history of Iraq’s WMDs in his op-ed.
    But he did it anyway:
    “…I was only too aware of the dangers he posed.”
    ……Here he is, in the same piece that you say constitutes a denial that there were ever WMD, or the threat of WMD in Iraq, spelling out the threat.

    His behavior subsequent to his Niger trip belied whatever claim he made about the established dangers posed by Saddam. It’s as if he had some sort of anti-war epiphany. I have a reasonable suspicion it had to do with his disgruntled wife, Valerie Plame.
    He presented his report as if the invasion was based on “exaggerated” intelligence, even though he claims to acknowledge that Saddam posed considerable threats with his WMD program.
    I think I mentioned this before:
    The Select Senate Intelligence Committee report states unequivocally that Wilson lied to the media. He said that he concluded the Niger intelligence was based on a document that had clearly been forged because ‘the dates were wrong and the names were wrong’. The problem with that story is Wilson “had never seen the CIA reports and had no knowledge of what names and dates were in the reports,” according to the Senate panel. The documents that purported sales agreements between Niger and Iraq were not in U.S. hands until eight months after Wilson made his trip to Niger.
    Link here:
    You said:

    Why not find someone else who says there are/were no WMD in Iraq, and replace Wilson’s name with theirs? “No WMD in Iraq” refers to no WMD in 2003. Also, since yellowcake is an ingredient for a weapon, not a weapon itself, you still don’t have that strong of an argument.

    Well, there’s certainly never been a shortage of leftwingnut WMD deniers. The Guardian, Alternet, Noam Chomsky, DailyKos, Think Progress, Ron Susskind; a bevy of leftwing pundits and media consistently deny he even possessed previously discovered stockpiles. The delusional mentality of these idiots is astounding. Wilson’s vacillating and lies only added to the jackassery.
    So, I could probably say this: “The yellowcake that the Left said Saddam never had”.

    Since previously undiscovered WMD were found in Iraq after the invasion, the “No WMD in Iraq” is still patently false.
    As I mentioned in the post: WMD are defined as weapons capable of inflicting massive destruction to property and/or population, using chemical, biological or radioactive material.
    Sunstantial amounts of those materials were stockpiled before the invasion, and some were discovered afterward. They had the potential to be adapted to warheads and explosives used to kill thousands of people. Left unabated, Saddam Hussein would have not stopped until he did some damage on a wide scale. That’s a pretty strong argument.
    You said:

    Yes, its the same kind that you’re saying he said wasn’t sought, but he didn’t say never, he said not in 1999-2002.

    Ah, but they did seek more uranium from Niger in 1999 . Again, the 9-11 Committee found conclusively that Iraq was attempting to procure enriched (yellowcake) uranium in Africa.
    Which is what Wilson denied.
    From the Senate Intelligence Committee Report:

    The CIA’s DO said Wilson’s information] did not provide substantial new information. He said he judged that the most important fact in the report was that Nigerien officials admitted that the Iraqi delegation had traveled there in 1999, and that the Nigerien Prime Minister believed the Iraqis were interested in purchasing uranium, because this provided some confirmation of foreign government service reporting.
    DIA and CIA analysts said that when they saw the intelligence report they did not believe that it supplied much new information and did not think that it clarified the story on the alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal. They did not find Nigerien denial that they had discussed uranium sales with Iraq as very surprising because they had no expectation that Niger would admit to such an agreement if it did exist. The analysts did, however, find it interesting that the former Nigerien Prime Minister said an Iraqi delegation had visited Niger for what he believed was to discuss uranium sales.

    You said:

    Stuff from that they got from Niger in 1981 isn’t part of the argument.

    Which argument? Joe Wilson or the Left? None of the far Left sites I’ve visited will even acknowledge the accumulated stockpile that started in 1981.
    Now, if Wilson admits that Saddam Hussein not only had stockpiles but “posed a danger”, why would he deny, in the face of the evidence provided by the genuine document as well as the admission by Mayaki, that Iraq wasn’t in Niger to discuss future sales of more uranium?
    Boggles the mind, doesn’t it?
    You said:

    Because they need a whole lot of the stuff (way more than the tens of tons that they had), the worry wasn’t whether they had 10 tons, but whether they’re able to obtain a steady source of it (or just a whole lot at once – lets say 10 to 20 times their current stockpile).

    It’s not like they weren’t trying.
    You said:

    Has Wilson’s report to the CIA been published? Is there a link to it? He said he didn’t file a written report, but that there was a CIA report summing up his trip.

    There was no Wilson report per se, it was a debriefing. During that debriefing he stated that there was “nothing to the story”.
    In the wake of the forged document controversy, the CIA produced an internal memo from June 17, 2003, which said, “We no longer believe there is sufficient other reporting to conclude that Iraq pursued uranium from abroad.” The CIA did not publish an assessment to clarify or correct its position on whether or not Iraq was trying to purchase uranium from Africa. However, the aftermath, including the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Wilson’s testimony about his Niger trip, and the statements by Mayaki, raised more questions than answers.

    Here’s a link to the October 2002 CIA Report on Saddam’s WMD programs. It was published 8 months after the trip.

    As you can see, there was still a lot of concern over Saddam’s WMD capabilities.

    The mistake the CIA made was relying on an unqualified dink like Wilson to begin with, but his CIA wife helped set him up for that trip. That’s quite an interesting story, too.



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