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Thursday, January 12, 2006

   Light at the end of the Iraqi tunnel
just in time for 2006 elections

Two exciting pieces of news that must have the White House celebrating the holiday seasons a little longer than normal!

From the pages of the Weekly Standard last week, proof that Iraq had real and tangible connections to al Qaeda et al.

THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq.

(gratis to Port McClellan)

And from the NYT today, cracks beginning to be detected in the Sunni insurgency as Sunni insurgents, looking to participate in the political process, are turning on their al Qaeda "friends".

The split within the insurgency is coinciding with Sunni Arabs’ new desire to participate in Iraq’s political process, and a growing resentment of the militants. Iraqis are increasingly saying that they regard Al Qaeda as a foreign-led force, whose extreme religious goals and desires for sectarian war against Iraq’s Shiite majority override Iraqi tribal and nationalist traditions.as the Iraqi Sunni insurgences.

(gratis to Outside the Beltway)

In your face, Dimwits!


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