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The alleged linkage of Saddam Hussein with Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction

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Headline: September 8, 2006: "Senate: No Prewar Saddam-al-Qaida Ties."

Contrary to the evidence, the Bush administration continues to insist that Saddam Hussein had ties to Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction prior to the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.

According to a March 2, 2006, Zogby International Poll, "90% of American troops in Iraq believe that they are fighting to avenge Saddam Hussein's role in 9/11." [1]

"In his rhetoric," President George W. Bush "used the terrorist attacks to justify his assault against Iraq. But Osama Bin Laden, the alleged ringleader of the 9-11 attacks, was not in Iraq. The rebel leader, in fact shunned and denounced the leadership of Saddam Hussein as a betrayal of fundamental Islam," Ron Fullwood wrote in the March 17, 2006, OpEd News. Numerous assertions during 2002 by scholars and the intelligence community pointed out that there was no such association.


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  • "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th ... There's no question that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties." --George W. Bush, September 17, 2003.

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