Monday, November 07, 2005
Breaking News: Qaeda-Iraq informant A Likely Liar?
A captured al Qaeda operative who told U.S. authorities that Iraq had trained al Qaeda members to use unconventional weapons was identified as a probable liar months before the Bush administration began using his claims to make its case for war.So, we're surprised that the guy might not have been telling the truth?
Declassified portions of a Defense Intelligence Agency document dated February 2002 said it was likely that the prisoner, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, was intentionally misleading debriefers about Saddam Hussein's support for al Qaeda's work with chemical and biological weapons.
Look at the guy's name: Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi!
A first name beginning with "I" and a last name of "Libi" should raise some suspicions about the man's veracity when it comes to certain pre-war intelligence.Isn't "al-Shaykh" just Arabic for "Scooter"?
Geez, folks, it's not that hard...
(Satire switch is now in the OFF position.)