3/14/08

The Report the Government Didn't Want You to Read

The "Iraqi Perspectives Project - Phase II" is up for your reading pleasure:

ABC News has requested and obtained a copy of the Pentagon study which shows Saddam Hussein had no links to Al Qaeda.

(READ THE FULL REPORT HERE.)

It's government report the White House didn't want you to read: yesterday the Pentagon canceled plans to send out a press release announcing the report's availability and didn't make the report available via email or online.

Based on the analysis of some 600,000 official Iraqi documents seized by US forces after the invasion and thousands of hours of interrogations of former officials in Saddam's government now in US custody, the government report is the first official acknowledgment from the US military that there is no evidence Saddam had ties to al Qaeda.

Meanwhile... The right wing is grasping at straws (and strawman arguments) to try and justify the criminal bush administration's illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Go figure?

I am glad they posted it because I didn't like waiting for my copy in the mail. You can find the "Iraqi Perspectives Project - Phase I" over here. Both of the reports are some pretty heavy reading and won't make as much sense if you aren't familiar with the background of the many organizations mentioned (which would explain the right wings confusion, since they never understood any of it from the beginning as evidenced by their screwing it all up) and they are not exactly written in an entertaining style.

4 comments:

Beach Bum said...

I'm still surprised by how many people still believe Bin Laden and Saddam were working together. But I have no hope that any of them will take the time and read the report.

Connecticut Man1 said...

The right wing is already pulling out quotes referencing groups that Iraq supported and calling them al Qaeda... Which they are not. They are still pushing the big lie that every terrorist group is al Qaeda, which is supposed to support every wrong argument, every false assumption and every lie that they have made from the get go.

It is fortunate for those of us that live in reality that most Americans are not buying that big lie anymore.

ThePoliticalCat said...

You rock, Stephen!

Connecticut Man1 said...

Thanks thepoliticalcat. Don't know why but thanks! :)