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Osama bin Laden, Saddam had contacts as late as this year: report

The United States’ top public enemies, al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, had an operational relationship that dated from the early 1990s to 2003, according to a report in the conservative US review, The Weekly Standard. Critics of US President George W. Bush have charged his administration exaggerated the relationship between bin Laden and Saddam as one of the justifications for launching the war that toppled Saddam from power. However, the Standard — citing a Pentagon memo by Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith — reported that America’s two foes had a close working collaboration. Full Story

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