Time to Rumble

****UPDATE**** Told you! UPDATE: II Michelle Malkin with more updates on the release. UPDATE: II Taking the challenge - commencing translation.

***UPDATES and Translations below*********This stuff is mind blowing. To the moonies who are trying to cream the comments section - truth sucks eh. Hearing that cow take her last moooo?

There is about to be a "blast" heard around the world as the Bush administration soon releasing some fourty-eight thousand documents related to Saddam's Regime.

As Stephen Hayes at the Weekly Standard wrote in this weeks issue:

"On February 16, President George W. Bush assembled a small group of congressional Republicans for a briefing on Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley were there, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad participated via teleconference from Baghdad. As the meeting was beginning, Mike Pence spoke up. The Indiana Republican, a leader of conservatives in the House, was seated next to Bush.

"Yesterday, Mr. President, the war had its best night on the network news since the war ended," Pence said.

"Is this the tapes thing?" Bush asked, referring to two ABC News reports that included excerpts of recordings Saddam Hussein made of meetings with his war cabinet in the years before the U.S. invasion. Bush had not seen the newscasts but had been briefed on them.

Pence framed his response as a question, quoting Abraham Lincoln: "One of your Republican predecessors said, 'Give the people the facts and the Republic will be saved.' There are 3,000 hours of Saddam tapes and millions of pages of other documents that we captured after the war. When will the American public get to see this information?"

Bush replied that he wanted the documents released. He turned to Hadley and asked for an update. Hadley explained that John Negroponte, Bush's Director of National Intelligence, "owns the documents" and that DNI lawyers were deciding how they might be handled."

This is going to be huge. One the "Sacred Cow" of the left is the "There were no links between Saddam and Al Qaeda". These documents show completely the opposite. Moreover, as the documents get released watch the MSM try to shoot them down. As indeed they are beginning to do. Get ready for a battle royal. The MSM and their co-horts on the left simply cannot allow the cow to die - not now, not before November.

Interestingly enough Hayes notes:

"Among the items Hoekstra wants released quickly are 68 Iraqi documents that his office requested last fall and recently obtained. Hoekstra says there is "no silver bullet, no smoking gun" in those documents, but that their contents are nonetheless very interesting.

"Saddam Hussein and his henchmen systematically destroyed much of the good stuff," says Hoekstra. "We want to see what he missed." Indeed, in one memo found in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the director of Iraqi Intelligence commands recipients to burn their offices. Paul Bremer, in his book My Year in Iraq, describes reading a similar memo. He writes: "Operatives were to engage in sabotage and looting."

One of the things which is coming to light as of late is that Saddam was in some measure commanding early insurgency efforts just prior to being captured by American forces. It would seem that at least in the beginning that the early plan was to sabotage and loot and destroy evidence that would point to Saddam's efforts in attemption WMD proliferation as well as colusion with terrorist factions.

They may also shed light on just what happened to the WMD he did have but transferred to Syria before the war.

Jawa Report has this first translation:

"In the Name of God the Merciful
Presidency of the Republic

Intelligence Apparatus

To the respectful Mr. M.A.M

Subject: Information

Our source in Afghanistan No 11002 (for information about him see attachment 1) provided us with information that that Afghani Consul Ahmad Dahestani (for information about him see attachment 2) told him the following:

1. That Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan are in contact with Iraq and it that previously a group from Taliban and Osama Bin Laden group visited Iraq.

2. That America has proof that the government of Iraq and Osama Bin Laden group have shown cooperation to hit target within America.

3. That in case it is proven the involvement of Osama Bin Laden group and the Taliban in these destructive operations it is possible that American will conduct strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

4. That the Afghani Consul heard about the subject of Iraq relation with Osama Bin Laden group during his stay in Iran.

5. In light of this we suggest to write to the Commission of the above information.

Please view… Yours… With regards

Signature:……, Initials : A.M.M, 15/9/2001

Foot note: Immediately send to the Chairman of Commission"

Have all that has been put out on the site and in the process of going through them. Again, astounding. Note the MSM is dodging the story big time. Very telling.

UPDATE: Democrats shoot the wad and lose