Former Interrogator Says Saddam Did Have Ties to Al-Qaeda
The FBI released the transcripts of Saddam's interrogation under the Freedom of Information Act. But there's nothing new that the mainstream media's been reporting on that hadn't already been printed in Ron Kessler's The Terrorist Watch, and the 60 Minutes interview with George Piro over a year ago, which read verbatim what was already covered in Kessler's book.
What strikes me as appalling, is how public perception has been shaped in regards to the decision to remove Saddam from power and the public's confusion over how Iraq relates to 9/11, and how the links between Saddam and al Qaeda is not the same argument as Saddam and 9/11. The former became part of the case for war, not the latter (in terms of accusing Saddam as having a hand in orchestrating 9/11- an accusation that President Bush never made).
Scott just posted a new and important piece by Mark Eichenlaub. Please take the time to read the whole thing.
The mantra "Bush lied, people died" and the media narrative about "no wmds" (which misses a big part of the picture) and "false pretenses" should not stand. It's this public misperception that helped shaped voters' decision to back "regime change" in the White House and usher in Democrat children to replace the adults.
Labels: Saddam-Al Qaeda Connection