Exhaustive review sponsored by the Pentagon finds NO link between Saddam, al Qaida (1 Viewer)

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But the report also mentions that Saddam did have ties to Hamas, Hezbollah, and numerous other independent terrorist groups linked to Syrian terrorists who in the past have worked with or have been rumored to have worked with al-Qeida, black. The report also mentions that he gave sanctuary and money to people who were rumored to have radical anti-Isreali missions. Saddam probably did not deal with al-Qeida because rumored mutual mistrust but he did have terrorist ties and he did inquire about trying to obtain uranium from Africa. That is not a lie or exaggerated facts either so take it as is.

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This won't stop the TRC's for claiming he did.
 

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But since there is alQaida in Iraq NOW, that obviously that means we had the foresight to correctly go into Iraq.... right?
 

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But since there is alQaida in Iraq NOW, that obviously that means we had the foresight to correctly go into Iraq.... right?

Once again Bush proves his tactical brilliance is beyond the ability of mortal man to comprehend. In the immortal words of Pee Wee Herman...

"I meant to do that"
 

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But the report also mentions that Saddam did have ties to Hamas, Hezbollah, and numerous other independent terrorist groups linked to Syrian terrorists who in the past have worked with or have been rumored to have worked with al-Qeida, black. The report also mentions that he gave sanctuary and money to people who were rumored to have radical anti-Isreali missions. Saddam probably did not deal with al-Qeida because rumored mutual mistrust but he did have terrorist ties and he did inquire about trying to obtain uranium from Africa. That is not a lie or exaggerated facts either so take it as is.

Just my two cents. Flame away

so by your logic, since we are the ones that put saddam in real power to help us in our fight against iran in the 80's, then since we are connected to saddam then we are connected to al-quada........or better yet since we "did" support osama ben-laden secretly in the war that pitted afganastan and russia(also in the 80's), then we really started al-quada...?
 

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But the report also mentions that Saddam did have ties to Hamas, Hezbollah, and numerous other independent terrorist groups linked to Syrian terrorists who in the past have worked with or have been rumored to have worked with al-Qeida, black. The report also mentions that he gave sanctuary and money to people who were rumored to have radical anti-Isreali missions. Saddam probably did not deal with al-Qeida because rumored mutual mistrust but he did have terrorist ties and he did inquire about trying to obtain uranium from Africa. That is not a lie or exaggerated facts either so take it as is.

Just my two cents. Flame away
Which just goes to show how screwed up the area is.

Syria was no friend of Saddam.
 

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Saddam became too unpredictable. He sealed his fate when he launched missiles at Tel Aviv in the first Gulf War. For some reason, people seem to forget or gloss that over.
 

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Either we were lied to or our intelligence agencies are that bad.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48970-2004Jun17.html
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/w...cheney_on_assertion_linking_hussein_al_qaeda/
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/18/cheney.iraq.al.qaeda/

Remember, the evidence was "overwhelming" and there was "beyond a shadow of a doubt"

Disgusting. Want to know the end result of the incessant lying?

http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/14319

An American public which automatically links Iraq with 9-11. What's that saying about restating a lie over and over again?
 

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"direct operational link"

Because he had no operational links doesn't rule out tactical or strategic links.

Before everybody gets all wrapped around the axle, this is a Pentagon-sponsored study.

Look up the military meaning of the term "operational."

Definition: (DOD) The level of war at which campaigns and major operations are planned, conducted, and sustained to accomplish strategic objectives within theaters or areas of operations. Activities at this level link tactics and strategy by establishing operational objectives needed to accomplish the strategic objectives, sequencing events to achieve the operational objectives, initiating actions, and applying resources to bring about and sustain these events. These activities imply a broader dimension of time or space than do tactics; they ensure the logistic and administrative support of tactical forces, and provide the means by which tactical successes are exploited to achieve strategic objectives.

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/glossarytermso/g/o4531.htm

In other words, he had no major campaigns planned with them. That doesn't rule out tactical or even strategic warfare.

Once again, some media yahoo who doesn't have a clue has taken a Pentagon report and read into it without studyiing it.
 

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Than let Israel handle it by themselves.

Yes, let them nuke Iraq while we've got hundreds of thousands of troops deployed there. That would have been absolutely brilliant!

As it was, we quietly gave the Israelis a few billion dollars under the table and installed Patriot missile batteries around Tel Aviv.
 

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"direct operational link"

Because he had no operational links doesn't rule out tactical or strategic links.

Before everybody gets all wrapped around the axle, this is a Pentagon-sponsored study.

Look up the military meaning of the term "operational."

Definition: (DOD) The level of war at which campaigns and major operations are planned, conducted, and sustained to accomplish strategic objectives within theaters or areas of operations. Activities at this level link tactics and strategy by establishing operational objectives needed to accomplish the strategic objectives, sequencing events to achieve the operational objectives, initiating actions, and applying resources to bring about and sustain these events. These activities imply a broader dimension of time or space than do tactics; they ensure the logistic and administrative support of tactical forces, and provide the means by which tactical successes are exploited to achieve strategic objectives.

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/glossarytermso/g/o4531.htm

In other words, he had no major campaigns planned with them. That doesn't rule out tactical or even strategic warfare.

Once again, some media yahoo who doesn't have a clue has taken a Pentagon report and read into it without studyiing it.
Considering the source of the report, that is a very valid point. Pentagonese is often difficult to translate to everyday English due to distinct nuances.

/howmanytrucksonpost?
 

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