Friday, July 15, 2005

Iraq and al Qaeda?

In light of Claudia Rosett's "Saddam and al Qaeda: There's abundant evidence of connections" and "The Mother of All Connections" by Stephen Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn, I strongly suggest a listen to this

(from 1999, which means before 9/11) whereby the reporters document some of the connections between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

The Anchoress links to Powerline's comments about this tape and the connection. John says

Before Democrats had a partisan motive to claim, contrary to all the evidence, that there was no relationship between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and bin Laden's al Qaeda, their close and dangerous relationship was common knowledge. That common knowledge is reflected in this ABC news report, as it was in the Clinton administration's indictment of bin Laden in 1998 for, among other things, collaborating with Saddam on weapons of mass destruction.

As well, she links to Instapundit's comment on this: "Yeah, we heard a lot of that stuff before Bush was President, but now it's all supposed to be something he just made up."

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