I found a somewhat old (June 2006) article that links to many news stories and original documents captured in Iraq that claim to tie Saddam to the Taliban and Al Qaeda: http://theredhunter.com/2006/06/saddams_links_to_terrorists_part_4_million.php
I had seen these documents before. I am wondering why president Bush isn’t publishing a pamphlet containing these documents to hand out to anyone who is against the Iraq war. Some say these documents don’t prove there was a link, others say they do. If these documents (combined with U.S., British, and Russian intelligence about WMDs in Iraq) were on your desk as president after 9/11 and you took no action – given the information we had before us back then, not now – wouldn’t the general public lynch you? It seems a lot of the argument about “Bush lied” deals with a 20/20 hindsight fallacy.
What do people think of these documents? I’d like to hear from both sides of the issues.
Here is a summary of the links found in that article, for convenience:
Saddam’s Terror Ties
Bin Laden uses Iraq to plot new attacks
Iraqi funds, training fuel Islamic terror group
Second 9/11 Hijacker Tied to Abu Nidal, Iraq
Gunning for Saddam
The Saddam-Osama Memo
Saddam Hussein’s Philanthropy of Terror – warning: There are some graphic images on this link.
It’s All About 9/11: The president links Iraq and al Qaeda – and the usual suspects moan
Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties
The Mother of All Connections
Iraq & Militant Islam
Saddam’s Terror Training Camps
Apparently, the documents were taken down because they contained specifics about nuclear technology that some considered to be better than anything else that was out on the internet.
http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/ – this is the group responsible for the documents. There’s a link from there to the site that’s now been taken down.
http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=9612 – This is a translation of Iraqi Intelligence Service Document #ISGZ-2004-009247
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Iraqi_Freedom_Documents – Good old wikipedia…