Monday, September 11, 2006


The intelligence departments of the US are still in the process of translating and going through the reams and stacks of papers captured from Hussein's government in Iraq. The Baathist party has a standard policy of recording everything carefully in extensive documentation, which has been a bonus for the Coalition forces. Among the gems discovered in these documents is evidence of close ties with al`Qaeda, WMDs hidden and a program underway in Iraq, and most recently this sad revelation: Iraq had a friend in the Associated Press:
Document ISGQ-2005-00026108.pdf dated July 25 2000 is a report from an Iraqi Intelligence officer to different Iraqi Intelligence Directorates talking about information provided to them from a trusted source that works in the Associated Press (AP). The information is about the formation a newly formed UN weapons inspectors team called UNMOVIC. Translation of page 4 and 5 of ISGQ-2005-00026108.pdf

To: 5th / 4th / 13th Directorates

We were informed from one of our sources (the degree of trust in him is good) who works in the American Associated Press Agency [emphasis added] that the agency broadcasted to through computer to its branches worldwide the following:
Five points about UNMOVIC and Hans Blix were included. Now, while this is not technically spying, it is a member of the Associated Press who is assisting the Hussein dictatorship by sharing information, and had done so in the past. Who was this? We'll likely know, I suspect the government already knows. How many were doing such work, and how many still are? What was the motivation, was it oil-for-food kickbacks, or was it ideological?

Just something to remember when you read AP news releases, or any other media. Someone in that organization was working for our enemy, helping Saddam Hussein.

Related: The GOP's Democrats Then and Now showing the difference between previous statements and positions by leading Democratic politicians in the past and today, courtesy John Hawkins at Right Wing News.
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