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Oldie but Goodie

Military officials insist their case [in 2003] for attacking Zarqawi¹s operation [a terrorist camp in Iraq] was airtight, but the administration feared destroying the terrorist camp in Iraq could undercut its case for war against Saddam.

Al-Qaida in Iraq before the war. Iraq, that place run by Saddam, the guy who would never work with terrorists . . .

Granted, the bigger story about not wanting to zap the guy years ago is a little disturbing. I’m the kind of guy who would rather deal with them now so I wouldn’t have to deal with them later (Neca eos omnes. Allah suos agnoset . . .). One would think that presenting information to the world that terrorists were in Iraq pre-war would seem to bolster your case, not undercut it, but what do I know?

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.