SADDAM AND AL QAIDA HAD DIRECT AND ONGOING TIES FOR A DECADE
Memo leak from the Senate investigation of pre-war intelligence courtesy of the Weekly Standard.
This would tend to confirm the reportage in the recent book _Losing Bin Laden_
by Richard Miniter that featured in depth interviews with high ranking former Clinton Administration officials. It also supports the thesis of an anti-American tactical alliance between Saddam's Baathist regime and al Qaida made by Yossef Bodansky in his earlier book _Bin Laden_.
Should this memo withstand greater public scrutiny - and the Bush administration would be foolish not to shout this from the rooftops if it is as good as it seems to be - one of the major antiwar arguments that Iraq had little or nothing to do with al Qaida has just been blown all to hell.