Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Democrat Says There was a Link Between Al Qaeda and Iraq

So Now there is a Link?

Here is an interesting turn of events, Anti American and leftist rag the New Yorks Times had an article where they interviewed newly elected democratic house member Chris Carney who says there was a link between AlQaeda and Iraq. Hum, thats funny Democrats have been lecturing and lecturing the American people all through the election cycle that there was no link between Al Qaeda and Iraq.
From the New York Slims.

In the summer and fall of 2002, Mr. Carney was at the center of the storm, briefing George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, and Stephen J. Hadley, hen the deputy national security adviser, on the Feith unit’s assessment of any links tween Iraq and Al Qaeda. At the time, the unit was creating controversy within the government for arguing that there was significant evidence of ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

Ultimately, the Bush administration emphasized the threat the United States upposedly faced from Iraq’s unconventional weapons as the primary justification for invading, while the Iraq-Qaeda connection gradually faded as a major talking point. In 2004, the independent Sept. 11 commission said it had seen “no evidence” that the contacts “ever developed into a collaborative operational relationship,” hallenging the administration’s prewar assertions.

Today, Mr. Carney says he still believes there were links between Iraq and Al Qaeda, although he is careful not to overstate them. “On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 was no connection and 10 was operational control, I would say it’s about a 2½,” he said in an interview. “It was a relationship of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer,” he added. “Saddam was a savvy guy, and I think he wanted to make sure that if Al Qaeda someday became a force, that he wanted to keep his options open. I thought that there was a relationship. Whether it was strong enough to go to war, that’s the president’s decision.”

So Which Way is it?
So I am confused now a mouth piece for the DNC is saying that there is a link between Al Qaeda and Iraq. What caused things to change all of a sudden?

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