by Yule Heibel on April 26, 2003

“Top-secret Iraqi intelligence documents, unearthed by the Toronto Star in the bombed-out headquarters of the dreaded Mukhabarat intelligence service in Baghdad, have established the first clear link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda organization.”
The Toronto Star, today at 8:50 pm EST

If the documents found by Mitch Potter of the Toronto Star turn out to be accurate, proving the link between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, it strengthens the hawks in their claim that the war against Iraq was legitimate, although it will do nothing to alleviate the wrongs done to the Iraqi people. If, however, it turns out to be more than mere coincidence that the bombed Mukhabarat headquarters, where Potter found the documents, had just been gone over by the CIA — that is, if the documents turn out to be a CIA plant — then the resiliency of people of good faith will be weakened even further. Cynical enlightenment, in which resignation (to a status quo of social darwinism) and paranoia (about the world of affairs) determine the parameters of our perspectives, will have our tongues.

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