Junk Intelligence Update

Bush Administration, Iraq War

Don’t miss these two articles in today’s New York Times — “Iraqi Documents Are Put on Web, and Search Is On” by Scott Shane and “Enemy of Our Enemy” by Peter Bergen. Both articles touch on the John Negroponte document dump in which righties found proof of WMDs and a Saddam-al Qaeda connection, in spite of the fact that none of the documents has proved any such thing.

Condensed version of the articles: Nothin’ there. The “Enemy of My Enemy” is particularly interesting, because it makes a pretty solid case that Saddam Hussein wasn’t even close to working with al Qaeda.

I had some more to write about the document dump, but Steve M. wrote it already. So go there. Also see Tbogg and Tristero.

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  1. Swami  •  Mar 28, 2006 @7:51 pm

    They can use those documents for toilet paper so that at least they serve a useful function. But don’t worry, Michelle Malkin already put out the call for an army of translators to uncover the hidden links between 9/11,Saddam, and al Qaida..


  2. maha  •  Mar 28, 2006 @10:50 pm

    Maybe if she lives long enough it’ll dawn on her that she’s being played for a fool. But I wouldn’t bet on it.