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Rumsfeld doubts Saddam link. By Justin Webb BBC correspondent in Washington US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has cast doubt on whether there was

Rumsfeld doubts Saddam link.

By Justin Webb
BBC correspondent in Washington

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has cast doubt on whether there was ever a relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.

The alleged link was one of the justifications used by President Bush for the invasion of Iraq.

In front of an audience in New York, Mr Rumsfeld was asked about connections between Saddam and Osama Bin Laden. "To my knowledge, I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two," he said.

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