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The Therapy Sessions
Saturday, November 15, 2003

The Saddam-Osama Connection

Saddam would never work with Osama, right?

Sure they both hate the US and wish to see us all dead.

But you see, Saddam is a secular Arab and Osama is a devout Muslim.

We need to stop getting distracted in the War On TerrorTM and go after Osama!

There's no evidence of a link between them! Cheney tried to imply it, but he LIED!

Saddam? Oh, he's OK, just a little annoying, that's all..Uh Ohhhh..what's this?

Oh no. Another Democratic campaign tactic goes down the drain.
Intelligence Report Links Saddam, Usama

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (search) gave terror lord Usama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering Al Qaeda (search) money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.

Their deadly collaboration — which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole (search) and the 9/11 attacks — is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee (search) that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard (search) reports.

UPDATE: A few months ago, many liberal blogs were pestering Fox News because a poll showed that a great number of Fox News fans believed that Saddam had something to do with the attacks on 9/11.

Everyone (that is every talking head) assured us that this idea - Saddam and Osama collaborating - was ridiculous.

I'm not a huge fan of Fox News (it is merely another voice in a huge universe), but it would seem some skepticism is order for the idea that secular Arabs would never work with Islamic fundamentalists. And for the idea that Saddam (Saddam Hussein (!), the man gassed 5000 people on a whim) was privately horrified by Al Qaeda and hated them almost as much as we did.

After all, Saddam has been generously (and openly) funding any asshole who kills Israeli children for years. Would he not feel the same hatred toward America (certainly with much secrecy)?

Should we make a distinction between Al Qaeda, Hezballah, Hamas, the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade, Saddam, Wahabism, Iran and Syria?

I think not.

They are all branches of the same tree.

We have to kill the tree. One way or another.

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