Monday, October 04, 2004

The Cybercast News Service is reporting that they have in hand 42 pages of documents which detail Iraq's ties with Terrorists, including the purchase of Anthrax, the training of Terrorists and a command to go out an Kill Americans:

One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support terrorist attacks against Americans in Somalia. The memo was written nine months before U.S. Army Rangers were ambushed in Mogadishu by forces loyal to a warlord with alleged ties to al Qaeda.

Other memos provide a list of terrorist groups with whom Iraq had relationships and considered available for terror operations against the United States.

Among the organizations mentioned are those affiliated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Ayman al-Zawahiri, two of the world's most wanted terrorists. Zarqawi is believed responsible for the kidnapping and beheading of several American civilians in Iraq and claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings in Iraq Sept. 30. Al-Zawahiri is the top lieutenant of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, allegedly helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes on the U.S., and is believed to be the voice on an audio tape broadcast by Al-Jazeera television Oct. 1, calling for attacks on U.S. and British interests everywhere.

Apparently, a US government official sent the documents to CNS News so that we could get beyond the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in Terrorism and just get on with the war on Terror. The source said he (or she) released the documents for "strictly national security and helping with the war on terrorism by focusing this country's attention on facts and away from political posturing. This is too important to let it get caught up in the political process."

The first thing that comes to mind is that this, if true, is more evidence that the CIA and other Clinton holdovers do not want President Bush to be reelected. The fact that these documents had to find another route to the American Public shows that the Intelligence Community is doing as little as is humanly possible to help President Bush.

Praise should go to this government official who (I hope) has done the right thing.

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