An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden's al Qaida terrorist network.
The Pentagon-sponsored study, scheduled for release later this week, did confirm that Saddam's regime provided some support to other terrorist groups, particularly in the Middle East, U.S. officials told McClatchy. However, his security services were directed primarily against Iraqi exiles, Shiite Muslims, Kurds and others he considered enemies of his regime.
President Bush and his aides used Saddam's alleged relationship with al Qaida, along with Iraq's supposed weapons of mass destruction, as arguments for invading Iraq after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Read on...
And you know if they had found anything remotely resembling cooperation between Saddam and AQ, it would have run 24/7 on FOXNews. Of course, we DO know about operational links between Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein, but the AQ connection was always sketchy at best. We can only hope that more lies will be uncovered once we have a Democrat in the White House -- provided the Bushies don't destroy ALL the evidence.