Saturday, November 15, 2003
Well, a classified summary of a decades worth of connections between Usama bin Laden's Al Qaida organization and the Mukhabarat of Saddam Hussein was document dumped onto the lap of Stephen F. Hayes of The Weekly Standard. Methinks this is someone on the Senate Intelligence Committee or in the Department of Defense doing a leak to get back at the CIA and the Senate Democrats.
My comments are short and sweet. This document provides the nearest thing to a casus belli we have concerning Iraq. This kind of thing is much more important to the American people than weapons of mass destruction, and it can be used by the Administration to justify further prosecution of the war. Citizen Smash and Roger L. Simon agree with me, to one extent or another. David Adesnik of Oxblog isn't buying it, primarily because of the connection between the memo and known defense Neocon, Douglas Feith.
I for one cannot understand why anyone could conclude that Saddam Hussein, bent on revenge, would avoid an alliance with the world's master terrorist based on the proposition that the two gentlemen have different visions of Islam. In any world, including this one, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.