CIA says Saddam Had No Ties to Terrorists
During the Debate, Cheney made the point that Saddam harbored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He made this point AFTER the following came to light. Can these guys EVER tell the truth?
From Knight Ridder:
CIA review finds no evidence Saddam had ties to Islamic terrorists
By Warren P. Strobel, Jonathan S. Landay and John Walcott
WASHINGTON - A new CIA assessment undercuts the White House's claim that Saddam Hussein maintained ties to al-Qaida, saying there's no conclusive evidence that the regime harbored Osama bin Laden associate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
The CIA review, which U.S. officials said Monday was requested some months ago by Vice President Dick Cheney, is the latest assessment that calls into question one of President Bush's key justifications for last year's U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The new assessment follows the independent Sept. 11 commission's finding that there was no "collaborative relationship" between the former Iraqi regime and bin Laden's terrorist network.
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