Friday, April 06, 2007

Douglas Feith's Powerpoint Slides Assessing the Relationship Between Iraq & Al Qaida

Thanks to Senator Levin making the Office of Special Plans briefing public (with some item blacked out, which makes the presentation more credible, rather than less), we can now see what all the fuss is about.You can download the complete briefing as a PDF file here.

*More than a decade of numerous contacts

*Multiple areas of cooperation

*Shared anti-US goals and common bellicose rhetoric
- Unique in calling for killing of Americans and praising 9/11

*Shared interest and pursuit of WMD

*Some indications of possible Iraqi coordination with al Qaida specifically related to 9/11

*Relationship would be compartmented by both sides; closely guarded secret; indications of excellent operational security by both parties.