Saturday, January 07, 2006

Iraqi Terror Connection

This won't be news to you if you get your news from a variety of blogs. But if your primary news source is the mainstream media, then this might be somewhat of a shock.

The Weekly Standard has an article concerning documents captured in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan that detail the training of thousands of radical Islamic terrorist over the four years preceding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Michele Malkin covers the story here. And she includes links to Powerline (with a follow-up here) and to analysis by Rick Moran. As Malkin notes, this isn't the first time such intel has been made available. But that doesn't stop quotes such as the following.
Iraq was not a breeding ground for terrorism. Our invasion has made it one.
Sen. Ted Kennedy

Iraq was not a terrorist haven before the invasion.
Sen. John Kerry
I've said it before but it deserves to be said again. There are legitimate reasons to have opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The existence of these legitimate concerns does not justify nor excuse the fabrications of false ones in an attempt to sway public opinion.