Captain Quarters has posted many of the captured IIS documents along with translations. Including this, from a memo concerned that the US would link Iraq and terrorists shortly after 9-11:
1. Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban Group in Afghanistan were in touch with the Iraqis and that group of the Talibans and Osama Bin Laden had visited Iraq.And what I've got to wonder is why this memo wasn't considered news by the New York Times.
2. The United States of America has evidence that the Iraqi government and Osama Bin Laden's group expressed cooperation among themselves in bombing targets in American.
3. In case Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban were proven to have been involved in carrying out these terrorist operations, it could be possible that the United Stated will attack both Iraq and Afghanistan.
4. The Afghani consul heard about the connection between the Iraqis and the Osama Bin Laden group during his stay in Iran.
5. Upon what has been presented we suggest writing to the Intention Committee with the above information.
Now the Times is concerned with nuclear documents that were released through the same IIS document dump? Why is this news and the Saddam-terrorist connection isn't? And, btw, I'll admit that if we made sensitive nuclear documents available, it was a mistake. I understand we've removed access to them now.
I don't doubt that the Times is a little angry. They have prided themselves on always being first to publish information that is damaging to this country. They must be embarrassed that someone beat them to it. Now let's see if they consider any of the other IIS documents newsworthy.
Any interested Times reporters will find that Captain Ed has done their homework for them.