Excellent work...thanks so much...
Excellent find. I think there was a genuine split in al Qaeda about working with Saddam. Another top al Qaeda commander Mohammed Atef was said to have reached out to Saddam for WMD on a number of occasions and I believe Abu Hafs al Mauritania did as well though he might be the same person as Atef.
The point you make about how slim the chances would be of Saddam NOT knowing Al Qaida is in his front yard is logical to the point of being undeniable, yet remains totally untested by our politicians and media...at least in public.
The main point
Few weeks age there was an public exchange between Obama and McCain. Obama responded We have some news for Senator McCain Al Qaeda was not in Iraq before the war. We Want to provide McCain with info where he could turn around and state Senator Obama we have some news for you Zarqawi and al qaeda cells were in Iraq before the war and we have documentation to prove it.
Also please see Jveritas post # 165