10.04.2004

Fahrenheit Fact no. 37: Saddam has targeted the United States and Americans

From the film:
NARRATOR: On March 19, 2003, George W. Bush and the United States military invaded the sovereign nation of Iraq. A nation that had never attacked the United States. A nation that had never threatened to attack the United States. A nation that had never murdered a single American citizen.
Now, we've already noted that Mr. Moore appreciates hyper-legal interpretations of his words, so lets exmine the phrase "never threatened to attack the United States", especially in light of this article from CNS news:
Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans...The first of the 42 pages of Iraqi documents is dated Jan. 18, 1993, approximately two years after American troops defeated Saddam's army in the first Persian Gulf War. The memo includes Saddam's directive that "the party should move to hunt the Americans who are on Arabian land, especially in Somalia, by using Arabian elements ..."
(emphasis mine) I guess its up to you what you think about them "never threaten[ing]" to attack the United States. -a_sdf