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Friday, November 03, 2006

Saddam was a year away from a nuclear bomb

Over the past year Captain's Quarters has been translating documents that prove that Iraq had WMDs and was sheltering terrorists.

Now the NYT has finally acknowledged the documents' evidence:
Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990's and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein's scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.
Of course, they blame Bush - to which Dan Riehl says, "I'm filing this baby in media bias and moving on". More on that at Hot Air. Doug Ross has pictures and captions.

Jay: Saddam Closer To Bomb Than Anyone Thought

Gateway Pundit asks,
So does this mean the The New York Times is also admitting that terrorists like Al Zarqawi were also operating in Iraq as the captured documents suggest?

Laura Mansfield translated this document at Pajamas Media:
Saddam Hussein's government was aware not just of the presence of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Mus'ab Al Zarqawi, but also was aware that the Anbar province in Iraq was being used as a launch point for organized groups of jihadis headed to fight the United States in Afghanistan
Betsy asks,
So, as the New York Times trumpets today, Iraq did have the know-how to make nuclear weapons and we know he certainly had the desire and will to do so. Would you really have preferred to have left it up to the UN corrupt sanctions program to forestall his actually developing those weapons and leasing them out to the terrorists he was supporting throughout the Middle East?
Suddenly, the New York Times is worried about dangerous disclosures.

Meanwhile, looking at the elections, In the right place posts that
Members of the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, terrorist organizations, seem to have a rooting interest in next week's election
I'm sure the NYT will be there for them.

Update USS Neverdock
Damn! Looks like all those Democrats that admitted Iraq had WMD were right after all.
Update 2 Kobayashi Maru

Update 2 Via Larwyn, Shrinkwrapped The New York Times November Surprise AKA Hoist by Their Own Petard

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