Sunday, March 19, 2006

Captured Iraqi docs continue to shed new light

The MSM is studiously avoiding any mention of the release of thousands of captured Iraqi documents into the public domain that began this week. The issue is huge and this is truly harnessing the power of the blogosphere’s “Army of Davids” to analyze the content therein. It’s been said that no one’s going to find any significant new intel in them, but there’s been plenty in the way of clarification and verification. From Captain’s Quarters:

Stephen Hayes at the Weekly Standard has long pressed for the release of millions of Iraqi intelligence documents captured by the US when Baghdad fell. He argued for years that the trove of correspondence would shed light on critical disputes about the Iraq war and the actual threat presented from Saddam Hussein and his genocidal regime. Hayes gambled that the IIS hid much more than the American media reported -- and it turns out that Hayes has won his bet. [Link]

Captain Ed has quite a bit in that post and I encourage you to read more. You’ve been told time and again that Saddam’s government had no linkage with Al Qaeda or bin Laden. These documents say otherwise. That Iraq didn’t have any linkage to terror groups. Not so, according to these docs. That Iraq was forthcoming to the WMD inspectors before the invasion. The documents show a concerted effort to confound and deceive those inspections. We already know the Oil-for-Food scandals underlying these events.

In any case, go have a read and follow the links.