My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


"I Come To You Now At The Turn Of The Tide. . ."

The Bush administration Wednesday night released the first declassified documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war, showing among other things that Saddam Hussein's regime was monitoring reports that Iraqis and Saudis were heading to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks to fight U.S. troops.

The documents, the first of thousands expected to be declassified over the next several months, were released via a Pentagon Web site at the direction of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte.

Many were in Arabic _ with no English translation _ including one the administration said showed that Iraqi intelligence officials suspected al-Qaida members were inside Iraq in 2002.

This is where the "drip drip drip" of bad news combined with Dem attacks begins to turn around. Just from that little bit of reporting, there is now justification for the Iraq invasion ("If you harbor terrorists, . . ."). This can only get better for the administration.

For much--MUCH--better analysis of what these documents will come to mean over the next several months, bookmark Stephen Hayes, who has been about the only voice in the media reporting what actually WAS in pre-war Iraq.

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