Saturday, February 25, 2006

Within hours of 9/11 attack, Rumsfeld orders aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement....

The Guardian reports, Blogger bares Rumsfeld's post 9/11 orders, within “hours after a commercial plane struck the Pentagon on September 11 2001 the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement, according to notes taken by one of them.”

The information was taken “handwritten notes” that “were declassified this month in response to a request by a law student and blogger, Thad Anderson, under the US Freedom of Information Act.” Anderson’s Blog is called, Here are the declassified notes:

Translation of note:

Best info fast. Judge whether good enough [to] hit SH [Pentagon shorthand for Saddam Hussein] at same time - not only UBL [Pentagon shorthand for Usama/Osama bin Laden]," the notes say. "Tasks. Jim Haynes [Pentagon lawyer] to talk with PW [probably Paul Wolfowitz, then Mr Rumsfeld's deputy] for additional support ... connection with UBL."


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