Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Abu Aardvark says this: "Want another reason to oppose Porter Goss's nomination to head the CIA? Mark Huband's new book "Brutal Truths, Fragile Myths" offers this doozy: "In a November 12, 2002, statement broadcast by al Jazeera, in which he highlighted the plight of Iraqis and Palestinians, bin Laden sought to drive a wedge between the United States and its Western allies. Porter Goss... told me that the tape "is a total admission of the linkage [between Iraq and al Qaeda]. I think we don't need to release any more information about Iraq [and al Qaeda] because bin Laden did it on al Jazeera last night." (page 120) Wow. That's the kind of non-partisan, probing, analytical mind that...who, exactly?... wants heading the CIA."