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Let’s Look Back: Operational Links Between Iraq and al-Qaida

The Houston Chronical’s Study, Iraq had no link to al-Qaida, confirms information that we already knew; there was not an operational link between Iraq and al-Qaida. But what about informal links to al-Qiada and direct links to other terrorist organizations? Hot Air’s post Saddam had “no operational ties” to AQ: Pentagon, got me into a research mode this afternoon.

During the days after Sept. 11, 2001 there was quite a ruckus going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Within days, thousands of Afghans began to flee Kabul. Since the Taliban was enthusiastically supporting al-Qaida, and al-Qaida recently attacked the United States, it was time to get out of Dodge. Read more