“I never believed in the link between Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and Islamist terrorism,” ~~former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, October 21, 2003, “Australia’s Melbourne Herald Sun”.
“As we all know by now, there was never a proven link between Saddam, al-Qaida or even the Crips.” ~~”Washington Post” columnist Richard Cohen, May 2005.
“The evidence now shows clearly that Saddam did not want to work with Osama bin Laden at all.” ~~August 2003, former vice president Albert Gore.
“Iraq was not a terrorist haven before the invasion,… Iraq was not even close to the center of the War on Terror before the president invaded it.” ~~Democratic candidate John Kerry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2004.
“Iraq was not a breeding ground for terrorism. Our invasion has made it one, … We were told Iraq was attracting terrorists from Al Qaeda. It was not.” ~~Senator Ted Kennedy, October 16, 2003.
Whenever you hear the old saw that there was NO connection between Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Osama Bin Ladin and that we went to war with Iraq for the wrong reason, check out the facts at Saddam Hussein’s Philanthropy of Terror by Deroy Murdock, Media Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University. This was adapted from a September 22, 2004 presentation at the Hoover Institution. There are more facts than anyone would have time to read. An excellent article! It ends by saying that Saddam Hussein deserves to be where he is right now – behind bars.
There are more links between Bin Laden and Hussein, according to Andrew C. McCarthy’s “It’s All About 9-11“, in “National Review On-line”. To learn more of Saddam’s terrorist handiwork, Deroy Murdock recommends reading the Stephen Hayes book, “The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America“.