Friday, June 18, 2004

Which way will he go?...

9/11 panel sees no link between Iraq, al-Qaida, per MSNBC.
The commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks reported Wednesday that Osama bin Laden met with a top Iraqi official in 1994 but found “no credible evidence” of a link between Iraq and al-Qaida in attacks against the United States.
Putin: Russia warned U.S. of Iraq terror, Leader says intelligence did not change Moscow's opposition to war, per CNN.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country warned the United States several times that Saddam Hussein's regime was planning terror attacks on the United States and its overseas interests.
One can't help but wonder what the evidence was, that Putin had, which he found to be credible. Why didn't the 9/11 commission, if they had access to the same evidence, find it to be credible? The 9/11 panel stated they found "no credible evidence," and that meetings between al-Qaida and Iraq “do not appear to have resulted in a collaborative relationship.” (emphasis added) Are we looking at a judgment call here?

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