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Terrorism experts doubt bin Laden, Baghdad link

Colin Powell’s assertion of a “sinister nexus” between Iraq and al-Qaeda was met with skepticism and disappointment yesterday by some terrorism experts. The U.S. Secretary of State rounded out his presentation to the United Nations Security Council with a detailed case that tried to tie Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s regime to Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network. But few experts believe he had saved the best for last in his 80-minute presentation. “I think that’s why he did that [section] last, so that’s what people will take away, even though it was a short section compared to the other parts,” said Phyllis Benning of the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. “It was the least compelling in terms of the actual facts.” Full Story

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