Friday, June 25, 2004
DAILY 7: IRAQ, AL QAEDA CONNECTION; JOHN PODHORETZ; RELIGIOUS VOTERS FOR BUSH; DMX NABBED AT JFK; FREE SOFTWARE; PORTUGAL BEATS ENGLAND, EURO 2004
DMX arrested at JFK for trying to steal a car and impersonating federal officer
1. Iraqis, Seeking Foes of Saudis, Contacted bin Laden, File Says
Contacts between Iraqi intelligence agents and Osama bin Laden when he was in Sudan in the mid-1990's were part of a broad effort by Baghdad to work with organizations opposing the Saudi ruling family, according to a newly disclosed document obtained by the Americans in Iraq.
Update:... Legal Fiction's Publius is disingenuous to say that Al Qaeda wasn't well known in the mid-1990's. Of course it was, even in it's "pre-Afghanistan" days in Sudan. A certain someone may not have known about Al Qaeda but those who should have known, in American intelligence and in Iraq, knew about the terorist group.
2. JOHN PODHORETZ: BILL'S BOOK A BIG BORE
3. CHENEY SPEAKS: A Weekly Standard exclusive: Vice President Cheney on the Iraq-al Qaeda connection.
Update: Protein Wisdom has Ted Kennedy's reaction
4. WASHINGTON TIMES: Religion 'very important' to most Americans
Among all Protestants in the survey, 56 percent said they would vote for Mr. Bush and 39 percent for Mr. Kerry. But the fervent favored the president. Out of those who had attended services in the last week, 66 percent would vote for Mr. Bush and 31 percent for Mr. Kerry. Among those who deemed religion "very important," the numbers were 63 percent and 33 percent, respectively.
5. DMX ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO STEAL A CAR AT JFK AIRPORT
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7. PORTUGAL SHOCKS ENGLAND AT EURO 2004
England tumbled out of Euro 2004 after a 6-5 penalty shoot-out defeat in Lisbon. The winning spot-kick came from goalkeeper Ricardo after crucial misses from first David Beckham then Darius Vassell. It was a nerve-shredding end to a controversial night in this quarter-final.