Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fabrication from Feith

Feith caught in an outright lie?

Douglas Feith is one gressy dude. He always seems to leave himself a tiny bit of room to hedge his lies as "opinion" or some other wiggle word. However, it would seem that this is evidence of an outright lie:

On or around 25 July 2002, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSDP) of the US gave a briefing entitled 'Assessing the Relationship Between Iraq and al-Qaida'. This alternative intelligence report wrote that Osama Bin Laden's al-Hijra Company had contacts with the Netherlands-based company Vlemmo NV, which was allegedly involved in the purchase by Iraq of military equipment, Verhagen confirmed.

But "the company Vlemmo is unknown in the Netherlands," according to the minister. "The company has never been registered with the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and is also not known to the tax service. That the company may have served as a front for illegal arms trade with Iraq is equally unknown to me."

This is a shocking development indeed. Read more at Juan Cole and Dutch News


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