Iraq planned terrorist attacks on US?

Odd piece of news today, "Putin says Iraq planned US attack."

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that after the 9/11 attacks Moscow warned Washington that Saddam Hussein was planning attacks on the US. He said Russia's secret service had information on more than one occasion that Iraq was preparing acts of terror in the US and its facilities worldwide.
Coming just a day or two after the announcement by the 9/11 commission that Iraq had no part in the September 11th attacks, this news provides a bit of muddy water for Bush to swim in - though there are murmurings that no such intelligence existed. If it did exist, why release it other than to provide Bush with electoral gain. Is Putin playing with US domestic politics to prevent pressure for Russian democratisation from a Kerry White House?

Posted by Paul in Iraq Politics at June 19, 2004 01:32 AM | 0 Comments