Monday, February 12, 2007

In defense of Feith...

Flopping Aces has a great takedown of the claims against Douglas Feith.

The claims against Feith fail on one memo alone, reported on April 27, 2003 in the Toronto Star by Mitch Potter. The full article is hidden behind a paying archive now, but I have a PDF that I will upload later. But the recovered memo speaks volumes. But see the headline below, which is not hidden.

Star finds documents linking Bin Laden, Iraq
Secret papers show contact with regime in 1998 Three pages point to the arrival of a messenger
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Mitch Potter
Date: Apr 27, 2003
Start Page: A.1
Section: NEWS
Text Word Count: 873

This IG report is nothing short of a smear. The Democrats will jump all over it, though. I guess we will see them use this to justify cutting and running. It will provide just enough cover for them to try.

1 comment:

Ken Prescott said...

After the CIA managed to miss the Soviet reaction to the 1983 Able Archer exercise, miss the end of the Cold War, miss Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, miss the WTC bombing in 1993, miss the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, miss the embassy bombings in 1998, target the Chinese embassy in Belgrade in 1999, miss the attack on the USS Cole in 2000, and miss 9/11, any CIA report that said "no links between al-Qaeda and Iraq" should have been considered ironclad proof of said links.