Explosive New Iraqi Documents Revealed

It seems that according to newly released Iraqi Documents, not only did Saddam Hussein wish to establish a relationship with Osama Bin Laden but Hussein wished to bribe French officials.

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This includes a document from the Iraqi intelligence service classified as "secret," ordering the translation of important parts of a 1997 report about campaign financing laws in France. It also includes a document from the foreign minister's office indicating the report was attached. The attached translated report included very detailed information about all the regulations regarding financing of election campaigns in France. Translation was done by someone called "Salam Abdul Karim Mohammed." (ABC Editor's Note: This is an intriguing document which suggests Saddam Hussein's regime had a strong interest in the mechanics and legalities of financial contributions to French politicians. Several former French politicians are implicated in receiving oil vouchers from Iraq under the U.N. Oil for Food program.)

A newly released pre-war Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein's government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995 after approval by Saddam Hussein. According to the document, Saddam's presidency was informed of the details of the meeting on March 4, 1995 and Saddam agreed to dedicate a program for them on the radio. The document states that further "development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties to be left according to what's open (in the future) based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation."

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Incompetence on Iraq: Fire Rumsfeld, all they have to do is Fire Rumsfeld and they will be on track. These documents, including those released today, will help vindicate my views on Iraq and the President’s decision to remove Saddam Hussein. Not only that, it helps prove what I believe was a double-cross by France and Russia. I think French officials were bribed by Saddam Hussein to push for the lifting of sanctions and for the veto vote of any UN war resolution. They aided Saddam's regime while self-righteously condemning the United States for removing Saddam Hussein. More on Documents