Important to note that Brian Ross tonight on Nightline will stipulate that the Saddam tapes that intelligencesummit.org gave ABC News are just a small part of the assembled tape recordings of Saddam Hussein cabinet/staff meetings over many years. Also Brian Ross stipulates that the remaining available tapes are still undergoing translation.
This is a careful if general way of communcating that these are the early days of revelations from the tapes. Hoekstra doesn’t know what’s on them, ABC News doesn’t know, neither — to my certainty — does DNI, CIA, DIA, FBI or any of the dozens of most concerned intelligence services from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and the variety of Arab League states.
In sum, the tapes contain unknown material that may threaten present regimes. May. Threaten. Present.
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