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Friday, November 11, 2005

Rewriting History

Today Bush attempted to obfuscate the facts by accusing the Democrats of rewriting history due to their recent charges of being misled on the case for war. The simple fact of the matter is that the Democrats are just now gaining access to the intelligence that was contrary to the White House's agenda, such as the following:

This is the first report from Ibn al-Shaykh in which he claims Iraq assisted al-Qaida’s CBRN [Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear] efforts. However, he lacks specific details on the Iraqis involved, the CBRN materials associated with the assistance, and the location where training occurred. It is possible he does not know any further details; it is more likely this individual is intentionally misleading the debriefers. Ibn al-Shaykh has been undergoing debriefs for several weeks and may be describing scenarios to the debriefers that he knows will retain their interest.

Saddam's regime is intensely secular and is wary of Islamic revolutionary movements. Moreover, Baghdad is unlikely to provide assistance to a group it cannot control.

Oddly enough, this didn't seem to make it into Bush's little temper tantrum today. Go figure.

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