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Analysis: Iraq al Qaida link hard to prove

President Bush said Tuesday that the United States will make a public case next week that Iraq is not only deceiving weapons inspectors but maintaining links to terrorists. But how clear-cut a case can be made? In his annual State of the Union address to Congress, Bush said he would send Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations Feb. 5 to “present information and intelligence about Iraq’s illegal weapons programs; its attempts to hide those weapons from inspectors; and its links to terrorist groups.” If the president is really intent to demonstrate that Iraq does have a link to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaida network, he need look no further than Oslo, Norway. That is where the leader of a Kurdish Islamic organization known as Ansar al Islam now resides after obtaining asylum in the country earlier this year following four months of detention and questioning in the Netherlands. Full Story

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