I came acrossed an article that I find very interesting. It talks about a presidential daily briefing on September 21, 2001 where Bush was told point blank that there’s no link between Al Qaeda and Saddam. Details of this briefing are not widely known due to its classified nature, but what makes it so intriguing is an additional juicy morsel of information: Saddam found Al Qaeda as a threat, and was actually planning potential action against them.
One of the more intriguing things that Bush was told during the briefing was that the few credible reports of contacts between Iraq and Al Qaeda involved attempts by Saddam Hussein to monitor the terrorist group. Saddam viewed Al Qaeda as well as other theocratic radical Islamist organizations as a potential threat to his secular regime. At one point, analysts believed, Saddam considered infiltrating the ranks of Al Qaeda with Iraqi nationals or even Iraqi intelligence operatives to learn more about its inner
workings, according to records and sources.
The September 21, 2001, briefing was prepared at the request of the president, who was eager in the days following the terrorist attacks to learn all that he could about any possible connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda.
Indeed, the existence of the September 21 PDB was not disclosed to the Intelligence Committee until the summer of 2004, according to congressional sources. Both Republicans and Democrats requested then that it be turned over. The administration has refused to provide it, even on a classified basis, and won’t say anything more about it other than to acknowledge that it exists.
The mysteeeeeerious briefing… what else could have been disclosed? Maybe W had a temper tantrum. Poor muffin.
Rewriting history? Piss off Cheney, you’re a deceitful, treasonous, sack of turd.
In arguing their case for war with Iraq, the president and vice president said after the September 11 attacks that Al Qaeda and Iraq had significant ties, and they cited the possibility that Iraq might share chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons with Al Qaeda for a terrorist attack against the United States.
Man this is getting so damn old… we just keep seeing the same words in different forms all day long, but until these idiots own up to it, we can just keep repeating their words back to them as they trip over their responses.
But a comparison of public statements by the president, the vice president, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld show that in the days just before a congressional vote authorizing war, they professed to have been given information from U.S. intelligence assessments showing evidence of an Iraq-Al Qaeda link.
“You can’t distinguish between Al Qaeda and Saddam when you talk about the war on terror,” President Bush said on September 25, 2002.
I guess not.