The Gateway Pundit:
McClatchy Newspapers Report: “There Is No Al-Qaeda in Iraq”
Just when you thought that the mainstream media had hit rock bottom…
McClatchy Newspapers reported today that there is no Al-Qaeda in Iraq…
And… That when George Bush “tried” to tie Al-Qaeda to terror attacks in Iraq as he did in July 2007, he was being dishonest!
What the McClatchey Newspapers actually reported:
An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein’s regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaida terrorist network.
The Pentagon-sponsored study, scheduled for release later this week, did confirm that Saddam’s regime provided some support to other terrorist groups, particularly in the Middle East, U.S. officials told McClatchy. However, his security services were directed primarily against Iraqi exiles, Shiite Muslims, Kurds and others he considered enemies of his regime.
Why does the Pentagon hate America?
It takes a special kind of stupid to conflate pre-war Saddam/Al qaeda ties with the current presence of post-war Al Qaeda, just like it takes a special kind of stupid to confuse an AP report with an AP report about a Pentagon Study.
The Gateway Pundit is that special kind of stupid.