Friday, July 01, 2005

Unanswered Questions About Iraq And Al Qaeda

The left goes apoplectic whenever the President associates the War in Iraq with 9/11, but as Andrew McCarthy points out in National Review Online, many questions remain concerning links between the governmanet of Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. Here are three of the twenty that McCarthy sites in his piece.
*Seized Iraq Intelligence Service records indicating that Saddam's henchmen regarded bin Laden as an asset as early as 1992.
*Saddam's hosting of al Qaeda No. 2, Ayman Zawahiri beginning in the early 1990's, and reports of a large payment of money to Zawahiri in 1998.
*Saddam's ten years of harboring of 1993 World Trade Center bomber Abdul Rahman Yasin.
Check out the piece at National Review Online. It's a great reference point when you are challenged by a know-it-all lefty about the connection that does, in fact, exist.