Captain’s Quarters finds that The New York Times has found yet another link between Iraq and al-Qaeda – the very thing they said didn’t exist:
Contacts between Iraqi intelligence agents and Osama bin Laden when he was in Sudan in the mid-1990’s were part of a broad effort by Baghdad to work with organizations opposing the Saudi ruling family, according to a newly disclosed document obtained by the Americans in Iraq.
And here’s a real shocker:
The new document, which appears to have circulated only since April, was provided to The New York Times several weeks ago, before the commission’s report was released. Since obtaining the document, The Times has interviewed several military, intelligence and United States government officials in Washington and Baghdad to determine that the government considered it authentic.
So at the same time the Times was accusing Vice President Cheney of lying about connections between Iraq and al-Qaeda, they had in their possession a document that showed that the allegations of a bin Laden/Iraq connection were indeed true.
The long tradition of the Times publishing "all the news fit to distort, ignore, or obfuscate" continues unabated…