One thing I have generally suspected is that he had no operational ties with AQ/bin laden. It is one thing to say he had ‘contact,’ it can mean almost anything, the cia presumably has contact with the kgb, the fbi is going to have contact with hamas apparently, contact is a word that is used to insinuate much more than is necessarily true.
Whatever the truth is, from what I have read, it has never made sense to me for him to coordinate with a group that is by definition a potential threat to him, once he let them in the door.
You said — One thing I have generally suspected is that he had no operational ties with AQ/bin laden.
But, did he have something to do with Oklahoma City.... ?
[ ... the curious would like to know... :-) ... ]
No one with a clear mind ever believed the stuff they stovepiped via the “Office for Special Plans” directly onto GHWBs Desk.
The whole AQ-Iraq Ties BLABLA was a total hoax...as the WMD thing was.
They had no cause for a war so they invented some.
and for what:
- 5000 Dead American Soldiers, 10.000s more crippled
- Millions of iraqi refugees
- 100.000 dead civilians
- a strenghtened Iran
- AQ has 1000 new arguments to call young muslims to jihad against the USA