…or should we call it “Something Fishy this Way Wafts”, perhaps?
(Via Bill Quick)
First the 9/11 Commissariat states that there was no evidence of collaboration between Saddam and al-Qa’eda in attacks on the U.S.
Then the press, predictably, in their mad rush to do anything they possibly can to get their self-admitted war criminal and traitor friend Fuckface al-Q’erry elected in November, fabricates the complete and utter lie that the Commission said that there was absolutely no links between Saddam and al-Q’aeda whatsover which, of course, means that Saddam was a Viennese Choir Boy unfairly removed by Bush’s horrible and unilateral (meaning: “Without france”) illegal war, Bush lied, people died etc. etc. etc. Feel free to gag at any time.
The Commission then, understandably, states for the record that they’re wondering what the fuck the press is babbling about since they never said any such thing and, by the way, they agree completely with the administration that there were, indeed, links between Saddam and al-Goatfuckers Unlimited.
9/11 panel: New evidence on Iraq-Al-Qaida
By Shaun Waterman
UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
Published 6/20/2004 5:27 PM
Except it isn’t “new” by any stretch of the definition. Or it isn’t unless you never read sites such as the Imperial Blog.
WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) — The commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has received new information indicating that a senior officer in an elite unit of the security services of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein may have been a member of al-Qaida involved in the planning of the suicide hijackings, panel members said Sunday.
This, it seems, would be the perfect time for us to say:
We weren’t surprised in the least when the press refused to mention something that we first talked about 25 fucking days ago, but we DO find ourselves wondering why the france a Commission presumably devoted to digging up information like this can sit with their heads buried in their doublewide asses for that long when the information is widely available on the Internet, but perhaps they were waiting for Gore-lick to get permission from her former master to use “his” invention?
John F. Lehman, a Reagan-era GOP defense official told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that documents captured in Iraq “indicate that there is at least one officer of Saddam’s Fedayeen, a lieutenant colonel, who was a very prominent member of al Qaida.”
The Fedayeen were a special unit of volunteers given basic training in irregular warfare. The lieutenant colonel, Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, has the same name as an Iraqi thought to have attended a planning meeting for the Sept. 11 attacks in January 2000, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting was also attended by two of the hijackers, Khalid al Midhar and Nawaf al Hamzi and senior al-Qaida leaders.
Lehman said that commission staff members continued to work on the issue and experts cautioned that the connection might be nothing more than coincidence.
Sheer coincidence. A Fedayeen LTC just so happens to be lingering at the buffet while al-Qa’eda is busy planning 9/11 in the next room. Happens every day, we tell you.
“Shakir is a pretty common name,” said terrorism analyst and author Peter Bergen, “and even if the two names refer to the same person, there might be a number of other explanations. Perhaps al-Qaida had penetrated Saddam’s security apparatus.”
…and said LTC penetrator then goes galavanting all over the world, attending al-Qa’eda meetings in Malaysia without the Mother of All Moustaches in Baghdad as much as noticing?
We are talking about the same Saddam that had his own family members murdered for leaving the country without his express permission, right?
Well, we guess that we’ll become a “terrorism analyst and author” if we tire of being Emperor of all the Known Universe then, because obviously it doesn’t require much beyond the ability to tie your own shoes without strangling yourself with the laces.
So we can expect the press to issue full apologies for their lies, fabrications and treason immediately, right?
[UPDATE: LC & IB Rusty isn't exactly impressed with the press in general and the loony left in particular either.]