Saddam 'saw al-Qaida as a threat', says US Senate report

  1. Saddam 'saw al-Qaida as a threat', says US Senate report
    http://news.scotsman.com/internation...?id=1334052006


    Senate: Hussein Wasn't Allied With Al Qaeda

    Iraq rebuffed Bin Laden and wanted to capture Zarqawi, the Intelligence Committee reports, contradicting Bush's argument for invasion.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...ack=crosspromo


    Panel faults a Bush pretext for warSenate report says CIA found no prewar link between Iraq and al-Qaida
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4173994.html
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   kitty29
    Whatever or however you feel about what is going on in Iraq...how could one possibly trust anything that "B" SH has to say? How???
  4. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from kitty29
    Whatever or however you feel about what is going on in Iraq...how could one possibly trust anything that "B" SH has to say? How???
    How could you trust anything that Democrats have to say? That same report states that the same conclusions were roundly accepted and espoused by BOTH parties.

    NEED I quote the dozens of prominent Democrats using the same rhetoric at the time?

    I find President Bush to be a personable, honest, and noble leader. I'm very proud to call him my President.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    How could you trust anything that Democrats have to say? That same report states that the same conclusions were roundly accepted and espoused by BOTH parties.

    NEED I quote the dozens of prominent Democrats using the same rhetoric at the time?

    I find President Bush to be a personable, honest, and noble leader. I'm very proud to call him my President.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    So both parties were wrong.
    Millions of people took to the streets all over the world attempting to make them stop and think.
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from spacenurse
    So both parties were wrong.
    Millions of people took to the streets all over the world attempting to make them stop and think.
    But, you know me, spacenurse. We WERE right to go into Iraq. That is a different question from the one in the title thread. Iraq is better off. We will be better off.

    Saddam saw al-Qaeda as a threat because he was having to compete with them for followers. Tin despots often look at other tin despots suspiciously.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    [sarcasm]What! Saddam had no ties to Al-Q!

    I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you![end sarcasm]


    WMD? Scratched
    Saddam and Al-Q? Scratched

    What was next? Oh yeah, the "democracy" one (a pity it isn't for a Republic)...


    cheers,
    Roy (Who still has hope that someone will come right out and say "It was for us. We don't give two wooden nickels about Iraq or Democracy")
    Last edit by Roy Fokker on Sep 10, '06
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from spacenurse
    So both parties were wrong.
    Millions of people took to the streets all over the world attempting to make them stop and think.
    Yes, both parties were wrong.

    I don't trust bandwagon-jumpers of ANY political stripe, which is one of the reasons I am so disappointed in the Democrats and left the party after almost 30 years of membership. And I don't trust anyone running for office who tries to distance him/herself from their early support of Bush and Iraq to try to appeal to those of us who knew the war was a bad move from the get-go. It's much too late to say "I was wrong, I made a mistake". That "mistake" is costing us dearly on so many different levels, and I hope I am not the only voter who will remember it when the polls open on Election Day.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am with you, Marla and Spacenurse----and Roy.
  10. by   rninme
    Yup....I agree!! Going to have to vote against a Senator that I truly admire...get this Timothy....a REPUBLICAN!! I like both of Maine's senators...both republicans...both women....BUT!!! I may have to be a 'Green' this year.....
  11. by   CHATSDALE
    saddam may not have been allied with osama but they had the same goals and free world was not on the top of lists to be friends with and to work for a better world
    when the taliban was in power the afganistan women were not allowed to leave house without male fly member, forbidden to go to school, me were not allowed to shave how would we like to live like this what about our children
    sudam killed countless of his own people...some villiages were completelly wiped out men, women and children and bulldozed over
    these countries may be different but they support the sucides bombers in syria,israel, bagadad jordan lebanon
    kadhai stopped enrichment program after iraq war began
    we can't look into the future and decide which was the correct course but we need to keep our minds open

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