Tuesday, July 12, 2005


From Neal Boortz:

The Big Lie technique is alive and well .. and being practiced to perfection by the Democratic Party and their fellow travelers in the mainstream American media. You certainly don't have to travel, or read far to hear some Democrat say that there was absolutely no connection whatsoever between Saddam Hussein, Iraq and Al Qaeda. In fact, you'll usually hear it stated something like this: "Everybody knows that there was no connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda." or "It's been proven that there was not connection ......" etc.

The trouble is that those statements are just flat-out lies. There was a connection, and the connection has been proven. Not proven by American intelligence estimates and statements, but proven by documents secured from the Iraqi Intelligence Service.

Here's a link to an amazing article that appears in the current edition of The Weekly Standard. The article is entitled "The Mother of All Connnections." It's 15 pages long -- and a somewhat complicated read. Here are just a few gems from the article:

  • Saddam agreed in the mid 1990's to a request from Al Qaeda to broadcast anti-Saudi messages on Iraq radio.

  • In 1998 there were a series of payments from Saddam Hussein to Osama bin Laden's No. 2 goon, Ayman al Zawahri in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. This was happening at the same time the U.S. was putting increased pressures on Saddam for more inspections, and at the same time Bill Clinton was actually making speeches at the Pentagon that some viewed as preparing the nation for war against Iraq.

  • Other documents recovered from Iraqi intelligence show that there were meetings between a high-level Al Qaeda operative and Iraqi intelligence officials in Baghdad. It was also at this very time that Osama bin Laden issued a Fatwa for the "killing of Americans wherever you find them." Not only were these meetings referenced in the documents recovered from the bombed-out Iraqi intelligence headquarters, these meetings were also detailed in the 9/11 Commission Report ... a section of the report never, or so it would seem, released to the Democrats.

  • You want more? How about evidence that a former Iraqi soldier who was recruited by the Taliban to fight in Afghanistan was found to have participated with Iraqi intelligence in a plot to blow up an American embassy in Pakistan .. with a chemical bomb. Chemical Bomb? That would be a WMD, in case you didn't know.

    You're going to see much more on the Nuze .. and hear about it on the air. There was a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda. There was a connection between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. And .. yes, connections can be shown between Iraqi intelligence officials and the people who actually carried out the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

    Those who seek to politicize the war on terror will never admit the connections. Those who believe that we need to commit ourselves to fighting those who want to kill us will understand that the connections are, in fact, real .. and that the current front for the war on terror is rightfully in Iraq.
  • So much for the "Big Lie" peddled by the left. I'm sure some moonbat will happen along here and drop some links to MoveOn or Media Matters or some other "truthful" moonbat drivel.