Thursday, September 26, 2002

More Iraq

Yahoo reports Rice: Iraq Shelters, Arms al Qaida:

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush's national security adviser on Wednesday accused Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime of sheltering members of the al-Qaida terrorist network in Baghdad and helping Osama bin Laden's operatives in developing chemical weapons.

Condoleezza Rice's comments — by far the strongest statements yet from the U.S. government alleging al-Qaida contacts with the Iraqi government — were aired Wednesday on PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."

I really don't think this accusation will be supported...if such a link between Iraq and al-Qaida were strong, then Bush would have unveiled it, and probably in a timing that would absolutely crush Iraq's credibility. Instead Condoleezza Rice reveals this "smoking gun"? I don't think so. Mark my words: Rice's accusation will be dropped by the administration and media in half a week or less.

Or I'll eat my words.


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