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Iraq, Al Qaeda a 'Lethal' Combo, U.S. Says

The United States on Wednesday laid out in great detail its case linking Iraq to the Al Qaeda network, saying that Saddam Hussein developed a newfound respect for the terrorist organization after admiring its success in bombing two U.S. embassies in Africa and an American warship. Though some U.S. and European counter-terrorism experts have insisted that the devoutly fundamentalist Al Qaeda and the secular government in Iraq are hostile to each other, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said in his speech to the United Nations that the two have enjoyed a discreet relationship for at least a decade, fueled by a shared opposition to the United States. “Ambition and hatred are enough to bring Iraq and Al Qaeda together,” Powell said. Full Story

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