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Russian Intelligence on Saddam


“Russia gave the Bush administration intelligence after the September 11 attacks that suggested Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was preparing attacks in the United States, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.”

‘“After Sept. 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, the Russian special services, the intelligence service, received information that officials from Saddam’s regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military and other interests,” Putin said.’

Compelling information from Putin.

So, let’s evaluate - Russia, who did not support a war with Iraq, believed Saddam was preparing terrorist attacks.

Hmmm, maybe we did the right thing? Maybe our attacks really were preemptive?