Monday, May 10, 2004

Remember that PIPA/Knowledge Networks poll which proported to show that Fox News watchers were "misinformed" because they thought that Iraq had something to do with 9/11? There's apparently more evidence coming out of Prague supporting the much-discredited reports that an Iraqi intelligence agent met repeatedly with Mohammed Atta in that city. It seems that materials seized from the Iraqi embassy after the fall of the Hussein regime include work product which shows that the agent in question, one al-Ani, had been scheduled to meet with a "student from Hamburg" on the dates that Czech intelligence said he had. No-one in English media outside of Dan Darling and Edward Jay Epstein are talking about this.

No, the Baathists didn't plan or carry out the 9/11 attacks. But the evidence showing that they collaborated, that they might have helped fund, that they aided and abetted, has *not* been debunked, has *not* been falsified, has *not* gone away. But it sure does suit the purposes of some folks to pretend otherwise, doesn't it? The wonders of modern journalism.

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