The Therapy Sessions
Friday, June 25, 2004
No connection! Nada! Zilch! None!
Well, except for that one.
And it's from The New York Times!
Iraqis, Seeking Foes of Saudis, Contacted bin Laden, File Says
ASHINGTON, June 24 — Contacts between Iraqi intelligence agents and Osama bin Laden when he was in Sudan in the mid-1990's were part of a broad effort by Baghdad to work with organizations opposing the Saudi ruling family, according to a newly disclosed document obtained by the Americans in Iraq.
American officials described the document as an internal report by the Iraqi intelligence service detailing efforts to seek cooperation with several Saudi opposition groups, including Mr. bin Laden's organization, before Al Qaeda had become a full-fledged terrorist organization. He was based in Sudan from 1992 to 1996, when that country forced him to leave and he took refuge in Afghanistan.
I've never believed that Saddam Hussein was directly behind the terrorists of 9/11.
But I have always believed that Saddam was behind the terrorism of 9/11. It is no accident that the world's worst terrorists come from the world's most oppressive countries.
And there are two things that are beyond doubt: Saddam Hussein supported terrorists when they shared his goals, and Saddam Hussein had active programs to build very nasty weapons.
Thanks to Jon Henke.