August 12, 2005

Things to hide...

John Podhoretz on WHY the 9/11 commission may have wanted to hide Able Danger...

...In a story filed at 7:10 PM, the Associated Press is now confirming all the particulars of what will now forever be called the Able Danger disaster. The 9/11 Commission staff did hear about intelligence-gathering efforts that hit pay dirt on the whereabouts of Mohammed Atta -- in 1999 -- and deliberately chose to omit word of those efforts.

And why? Because to do so might upset the timeline the Commission had established on Atta.

And why is that significant? Because the Mohammed Atta timeline established by the Commission pointedly insisted Atta did not meet with an Iraqi intelligence agent in Prague.

And why is that significant? Because debunking the Atta-Iraq connection was of vital importance to Democrats, who had become focused almost obsessively on the preposterous notion that there was no relation whatever between Al Qaeda and Iraq -- that Al Qaeda and Iraq might even have been enemies...

And WHY might Democrats focus obsessively on hiding the Atta/Iraq connection? Hmmm... (And no, I'm NOT saying that Iraq was actually involved in 9/11. We don't know.) Why? Because they need EXCUSES to betray their country in time of war.

Excuse Number One is the "Bush Lied" malarky.

Excuse Number Two is "Iraq had no connection with terrorism." No, I'm not kidding, they actually say that! I've had those words posted in comments right here at RJ. It's clearly the sneaky morphing of a truth—we don't know if Iraq was involved in 9/11—into a grotesque lie, that Iraq was not supporting terrorism. Grotesque is too weak a word, since Saddam supported terrorists openly, paid bounties to the families of suicide bombers openly, and openly had killers like Abu Abbas and Abu Nidal living in Baghdad...

To many in the ignorant public, terrorism is only about al Qaeda and 9/11. So, as long as Democrats and leftists can hide Iraq's connection with al Qaeda, they can keep out of the fuzzy public mind the clear truth, that Iraq was a unpredictable terror-supporting country, and regime change was a clear necessity for the safety of the world. And thereby keep the public from clearly seeing one of the most despicable actions in American history: Democrats voting to send our troops into Iraq, then doing everything they can to undercut and sabotage our forces, and to destroy America's morale and resolution in wartime.

Posted by John Weidner at August 12, 2005 10:56 PM
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