Friday, March 14, 2008

Hussein's Terrorism Link

Hot Air, quite possibly the greatest site on the net, has the news that the MSM was striving to minimise- that Saddam Hussein did have links to Al Qaeda, and that he was working with terrorists of all stripes in the hope of attacking American interests anywhere in the world.

One question remains regarding Iraq’s terrorism capability:
Is there anything in the captured archives to indicate that Saddam had the will to use his terrorist capabilities directly against United States? Judging from examples of Saddam’s statements (Extract 34) before the 1991 Gulf War with the United States, the answer is yes.

In the years between the two Gulf Wars, UN sanctions reduced Saddam’s ability to shape regional and world events, steadily draining his military, economic, and military powers. The rise of Islamist fundamentalism in the region gave Saddam the opportunity to make terrorism, one of the few tools remaining in Saddam’s “coercion” toolbox, not only cost effective but a formal instrument of state power. Saddam nurtured this capability with an infrastructure supporting (1) his own particular brand of state terrorism against internal and external threats, (2) the state sponsorship of suicide operations, and (3) organizational relationships and “outreach programs” for terrorist groups. Evidence that was uncovered and analyzed attests to the existence of a terrorist capability and a willingness to use it until the day Saddam was forced to flee Baghdad by Coalition forces.

So, when will the media ask Obama if Hussein's support for terrorism aimed at killing Americans anywhere in the world was a good enough reason to topple the mass-murdering dictator?

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