Papers found in Iraq detailing AQ-linked ‘insurgents’ and their plan to strike in the US

Posted by: ST on January 22, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Via ABC News:

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2007 — Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil.

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago “revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S.”

At the time, Maples offered little additional insight into the possible terror plot. ABC News, however, has learned new details of what remains a classified incident that has been dealt with at the highest levels of government.

Sources tell ABC News that the plot may have involved moving between 10 and 20 suspects believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda in Iraq into the United States with student visas — the same method used by the 19 al Qaeda terrorists who struck American targets on Sept. 11.

How much longer til the first Dem screams that it’s “Bush’s fault”?

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  1. Baklava says:

    The “expert” drive-by legacy press told me that Al Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq ST !

    This contradictory evidence must be debunked quickly. Must not be peer reveiwed and the papers must’ve been manufactured by the Bush administration to justify their 14 month long rush to war that 80% of the Senate voted for.

  2. Ryan says:

    But, but, but they never would’ve done this if we just had not invaded Iraq!!!!

    /sarcasm