Thursday, June 7, 2007

A Myth Debunked

For everyone's edification:

. . .a thorough review of open-source material demonstrates conclusive and widespread cooperation between former members of Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime and terrorists from the Iraqi al-Qaida network.

Dozens of former Saddam Hussein loyalists captured by U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq were found to be working with al-Qaida or linked to their operations.

While the Bush administration contended there was evidence of a Saddam Hussein/al-Qaida connection before the war, those assertions have come under heavy criticism, especially from Democrats who contend they and others were deceived about the presence of weapons of mass destruction. However, as WND reported last year, pre-war documents posted online by the Pentagon included 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 article provides a plethora of evidence backing the above contention. So what we have is a case of the media lying and obfuscating for years--or indulging in an uninformed smear-campaign, at best. Of course, lies and ignorance emanating from the MSM come as less of a surprise than George Bush hoisting a sign at a La Raza demonstration. What is surprising, and disheartening, is that people believed--and continue believing--what the MSM says. I wonder how many pundits and politicians who have spent years attacking the president and America itself on this issue will admit their error and apologize? Probably no more than the number of women who would feel safe stranded on a desert island with Bill Clinton and a crate of Viagra.

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