Monday, April 17, 2006

The exploitation of 9/11: Case in point.

I just happened to find a WaPo from September 14th 2001 in my closet today and I thought it might be interesting to look back on what was being written back then and find out if anyone was talking about attacking Iraq at that early date. It didn't take me but a minute to come across this article on the front page about the CIA's effort to get OBL from the early nineties:

"Former CIA director R. James Woolsey said that Iraq would have multible targets for military planners if it is conclusivly demonstrated that that Iraq 'had a substancial hand' in Tuesday's attacks. Should such evidence materialize, Woolsey said, 'all instruments of power to the Iraqi state should be destroyed: The Republican Guard, everything associated with Saddam Hussein, everything associated with their weapons of mass destruction program.'

Woolsy says he believes there is evidence suggesting that Ramzi Ahmed Youssef, the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was an Iraqi intelligence agent. 'If Iraq is behind the '93 attack, its never really paid any price for that --- and we can start right there,' he said. 'But if it's behind the '93 attack, there's a good chance it's behind this one."

Gosh, I wonder if Woolsey got one of those calls that Wesley Clark says he got on 9/11 telling him to push the Iraq angle?


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