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No solid proof yet linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda

With President George W. Bush’s credibility bruised over the alleged use of flawed intelligence on Iraq’s alleged nuclear program, critics have now focused on unproven links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda’s terror network. The Bush administration has portrayed the war on Iraq as a continuation of the war on terrorism launched after al-Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, which killed thousands people. Ray McGovern, a 27-year Central Intelligence Agency veteran and Bush critic, said that US agents have no doubt interrogated captured Iraqi intelligence officers and combed through captured Iraqi intelligence files — and would have made public any Saddam-Osama links by now. The administration’s evidence linking Iraq to al-Qaeda was “fragmentary and strained beyond credibility,” said McGovern. Full Story

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