This report on an Al

This report on an Al Qaeda poison gas lab in northern Iraq is quite troubling. The lab is viewed as evidence that money is flowing back to Al Qaeda and the organization is reconstituting itself and planning new attacks; it appears that one person was killed in a poison gas experiment, along with a number of animals. However, if ABC News is to be believed, President Bush concluded that the operation didn’t constitute a sufficient threat to warrant an attack. The ABC article does not indicate its source, so it’s impossible to tell whether this leak was a deliberate disclosure by the Administration. Likely the Administration let this news out because it wants people to be aware of ongoing Al Qaeda threats and the role of Iraq in those threats, including but not limited to the lawless northern portion of that country. Viewing this news optimistically, it appears that our intelligence about this lab was extremely detailed.


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