17 March 2006

Missing News Story of the Week

Investor's Business Daily:
Among the enduring myths of those who oppose the war is that Saddam, though murderous when it came to his own people, had no weapons of mass destruction and no terrorist designs outside his own country. Both claims now lie in tatters.

As we've reported several times, a number of former top military officials in Saddam's regime have come forward to admit that, yes, Saddam had WMD, hid them and shipped them out of the country so they couldn't be detected. And he had plans to make more.

Even as the media studiously avoid these new documents — just as they avoided 500 hours of Saddam's personal tapes showing his scheming on WMD — it's clear the U.S. did the right thing in invading Iraq and taking out a formative terrorist threat.

Saddam had close ties to al-Qaida. That's not just our opinion, but also that of the 9-11 Commission Report that so many in the media have selectively cited to bolster the case against the war. As Chairman Thomas Kean said the day the report was released: "There was no question in our minds that there was a relationship between Iraq and al-Qaida."
Cooper . . Cooper . . Cooper?


flamer said...

This story is "missing" because it's a shill piece.

Just about every other conceivable source has proven that there were no WMDs, nor were there active programs to create them, nor were there contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda; the two are known to have actually hated each other...

But one piece of paper shows up and is reported on by the Investors Business Daily, by an uncredited author... and we're supposed to buy it?

Who you working for OB?? ;-)

lefty said...

Yes, one must know who's doing the talking, right?

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