Apparently this news came out during the last week when my news came in snippets at breaks in the activities.
The news being that there always has been evidence of Sadaam’s connections to terrorists. Including some directly connected to al-Qaeda. As I told many in CA (because everyone wants to talk politics these days) wmd was not the only reason for the war.
From Ed Morrissey:
Saddam Hussein provided funding for EIJ (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)for the same reasons. (we’re infidels) And when one starts to consider the differences between Afghanistan’s Taliban after 9/11 and Saddam, the gaps narrows considerably. The Taliban gave AQ shelter while probably not realizing the extent to which it made them a target; Saddam funded their main leadership source and at least one of their subsidiaries in order to help them succeed in their mission against the US. That’s at least arguably an act of war, attempting to use terrorists as a proxy to fight it — and it very clearly fell within the post-9/11 Bush doctrine.
Powerline has some key Steven Hayes quotes including:
Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda’s second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon.
As the Weekly Standard gets out do you suppose the Obama phenom “I was right in 2003” will take a dive?