Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Domestic Spying part 2

Iraqi Documents Are Put on Web, and Search Is On

WASHINGTON, March 27 — American intelligence agencies and presidential commissions long ago concluded that Saddam Hussein had no unconventional weapons and no substantive ties to Al Qaeda before the 2003 invasion.

But now, an unusual experiment in public access is giving anyone with a computer a chance to play intelligence analyst and second-guess the government.

Under pressure from Congressional Republicans, the director of national intelligence has begun a yearlong process of posting on the Web 48,000 boxes of Arabic-language Iraqi documents captured by American troops.

They are here fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm

You might need to know some Arabic (a few are translated in English, includes such gems as [Include a handwriting, which means: God has shown mercy on such a
human, whom he has led me to recognize my faults])

And the page is difficult to work with--if you open a document this page fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm disappears and you have to recopy it into your browser.

Again, I am probably being domestic spied on right now.

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