Saddam’s terror links

As long as I’m bringing up war issues, I might as well continue. Newly released documents clarify Saddam’s links to terrorist networks and to Al-Qaeda. Read about it here, and here.

From the first link:

A newly released prewar Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein’s government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995, after receiving approval from Saddam Hussein. Bin Laden asked that Iraq broadcast the lectures of Suleiman al Ouda, a radical Saudi preacher, and suggested “carrying out joint operations against foreign forces” in Saudi Arabia. According to the document, Saddam’s presidency was informed of the details of the meeting on March 4, 1995, and Saddam agreed to dedicate a program for them on the radio. The document states that further “development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties to be left according to what’s open [in the future] based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation.” The Sudanese were informed about the agreement to dedicate the program on the radio.

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of this stuff as the tens of thousands of pages of Saddam regime documents get translated and analyzed.

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