Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Wednesday, March 03, 2004  

Kansas City Star | 03/03/2004 | Hussein link to al-Qaida is nebulous: "The administration's claim that Saddam Hussein had ties to al-Qaida was apparently based on even less solid intelligence than statements that Iraq had chemical and biological weapons.

Nearly a year after U.S. and British troops invaded Iraq, no evidence has turned up to verify allegations of links between Hussein and al-Qaida, and several key parts of the Bush administration's case have either been proved false or seem increasingly doubtful.

Senior U.S. officials now say there never was any evidence that Hussein's secular police state and Osama bin Laden's Islamic terrorism network were in league. At most, there were occasional meetings.

Moreover, the U.S. intelligence community never concluded that those meetings had produced an operational relationship, American officials said. That verdict was in a secret report by the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence that was updated in January 2003, on the eve of the war.

"We could find no provable connection between Saddam and al-Qaida," a senior U.S. official acknowledged. He and others spoke on condition of anonymity, because the information involved is classified and could prove embarrassing to the White House."
So, no WMDs. No connection to al Qaeda.

Nothing but lies.

But at least he didn't get a blow job.

posted by lazarus | 04:59 | |
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