Monday, March 17, 2008

Saddam - Al Qaeda zzzzzzz

Saddam - Al Qaeda. Saddam - Al Qaeda. Saddam - Saddam - Saddam - Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda - Al Qaeda - Saddam!

Who could forget that hypnotic little refrain chanted by the Bush administration in the buildup to the Iraq War (6 years ago)? It's long since been revealed to be one of the biggest steaming loads of bullshit in history, every kind of evidence, intelligence and conventional wisdom having long since shot it down and kicked its ass around every block in the world. But recently and most redundantly:
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. military's first and only study looking into ties between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda showed no connection between the two, according to a military report released by the Pentagon.

The report released by the Joint Forces Command five years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq said it found no "smoking gun" after reviewing about 600,000 Iraqi documents captured in the invasion and looking at interviews of key Iraqi leadership held by the United States, Pentagon officials said."
Shocked, shocked, I tell you.