Yes they can and will because the Clinton administration was aware of this and put it in an indictment of bin Laden.
This and a number of reports from the 1990's about bin Laden and Iraq were in Time, Newsweek, ABC the Guardian among others. The Clinton administration cited weapons development cooperation between Iraq and al Qaeda in the bin Laden indictment.
But the MSM and libdems have never once commented on these sort of facts.
Clinton also Tomahawked the AL Shifa "Aspirin Factory" in Sudan because they had Intel that Iraqi scientists were delevoping WMD for Al Queda. Will Cohen (SECDEF) at the time, testified in front of the 911 Commission that he still believes the intel was solid.
The inept Republican PR machine will have to rewrite history now that the Dems have cast their lies in stone.
The Marxist Media isn't in the business of reporting. It's in the business of controlling.