Friday, March 17, 2006

48,000 cases of Iraqi documents to be released; Blogosphere gets its shot

Bush (and the entire intelligence community) is relying on the blogosphere to help translate and get the word out...

The US has begun to post online documents seized during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

With this US hopes to tap into "the power of the blogosphere" to help analyse the documents for the US "war on terror".

All in Arabic, the first nine documents released for public viewing on a US Army website on Thursday appeared to be official papers and letters of the Saddam Hussein regime, some of them from Iraqi intelligence.

According to the website, some of the documents discuss the presence of the terrorist network Al-Qaeda in Iraq, explosive materials and dealing with the UN weapons inspection team.

Get to work blogosphere! Pajama clad computer geeks unite!

Some had started on the documents yesterday, and one of the first that hit the web was this one:

Our source in Afghanistan No 11002 (for information about him see attachment 1) provided us with information that that Afghani Consul Ahmad Dahestani (for information about him see attachment 2) told him the following:

1. That Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan are in contact with Iraq and it that previously a group from Taliban and Osama Bin Laden group visited Iraq.
Al Qaeda and Iraq?! Who knew? I think there's going to be a lot of good exposure for Dubya after more of these documents get translated and posted. Who knows, maybe even the MSM will get on the bandwagon...

UPDATE: For those interested the document home page is here.