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Bush: new al-Qaida link to Iraq

President Bush served notice yesterday that he would not wait for international support before taking on Iraq, promising the course of the US “does not depend on the decisions of others”. In his annual state of the union address, the president set out the case against Iraq, saying there was no evidence Saddam Hussein had destroyed his weapons of mass destruction and emphasising the threat he could pass them on to terrorists. He called on the UN security council to convene on February 5 where his secretary of state, Colin Powell, will present the US case. He said that US intelligence had discovered extensive links between Iraq and terrorist organisations including al-Qaida. Full Story

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