April 27, 2003

LOTS of interesting documents are

LOTS of interesting documents are surfacing in Iraq. The Daily Telegraph reports:

Papers found yesterday in the bombed headquarters of the Mukhabarat, Iraq's intelligence service, reveal that an al-Qa'eda envoy was invited clandestinely to Baghdad in March 1998.

And from the Toronto Sars ... er, Star:

The documents were found by correspondent Mitch Potter, the Star's Jerusalem bureau chief. Potter, who has been in and out of Iraq since the war began, was digging through the rubble of the Mukhabarat's Baghdad headquarters with his translator Amir when they uncovered the intelligence treasure trove.

Bin Laden's name appears three times in the handwritten Iraqi file, but each of the references was clumsily concealed with White-Out and then blackened with ink, "presumably by agents of the Mukhabarat," writes Potter, who was travelling with Amir and Inigo Gilmore of London's Sunday Telegraph.

How come Robert Fisk isn't digging through the rubble? Is he frightened by what he might find?

Posted by Tim Blair at April 27, 2003 03:35 PM