White House insists clear 'ties' linked Iraq to Al-Qaeda

The White House insisted there were “ties” that linked the former regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to the Al-Qaeda terror network.”There are clearly ties between Iraq and, between the regime, Saddam Hussein’s regime and Al-Qaeda. And there are clearly some disturbing similarities that existed as well,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters at a press briefing. McClellan was quizzed about the administration’s assertions a day after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he had not seen “any strong, hard evidence” linking Saddam to Al-Qaeda.Full Story

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