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War Happenings

The United States moves toward war, and the Democrats continue to play their games (Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.: "I think it would be very difficult for us to pursue this without military and monetary support."). Meanwhile, Italy nabs another al Qaeda sleeper cell.

In Iraq, the country's military looks to be preparing to use chemical weapons, despite Saddam Hussein's son Uday's comments on Wednesday, "Little Bush knows very well that Iraq doesn't possess weapons of mass destruction, but he is repeating his accusation against Iraq because he has failed to prove the opposite." Today, Uday — while still insisting that Iraq has none of the forbidden weaponry — offers the following by way of advice:

"It is better for them (the Americans) to keep themselves away from us," Uday was quoted as saying on Thursday night by al-Shabab (Youth) television which he owns.

"Because if they come, September 11 which they are crying over and see as a big thing will be a real picnic for them, God willing," Uday said, referring to suicide hijacker attacks in New York and Washington which killed about 3,000 people in 2001.

Dots, what dots?

(I wonder if the "human shields" will be receiving their own packages of chemical warfare suits and atropine...)

Instapundit points to Ibidem's coverage of an al Qaeda bust in Spain. As one who has long been persuaded that a Saddam–al Qaeda link exists, I can't help but wonder whether this is a crackdown to prevent cells from acting within the context of a war (not that they wouldn't have been stopped if they were an immediate threat in any other context).

Posted by Justin Katz @ 09:49 AM EST