And here's some more. Be sure to read Richard Miniter's piece in the New York Post that gives you a long list of all the connections between the Saddamites and al-Qaeda.
It's literally incredible that the Kean Commission is ignoring these connections. No one in the Bush Administration has ever stood there and said that Saddam was behind the atrocities of 11 September 2001, but the President himself has said a thousand times that we aren't going to make a distinction between terrorists and the states that sponsor or harbor them. Well, Saddamite Iraq was a terrorist sponsor. And that government's been destroyed. Afghanistan's Taliban was a terrorist sponsor and they have been destroyed. Iran sponsors terror and you can bet that they're going to be taught a lesson some day, too.
My only regret is that Bush (as have many Presidents before him) has turned a blind eye to the harm that Saudi Arabia causes. The Saudis are big time terrorist sponsors. That is beyond dispute. The only thing keeping that kingdom intact is that they are usually willing to play along with us and to keep pressure on OPEC to keep our petroleum/smack flowing. But it's inconsistent, to put it too mildly, for our Government to ignore what they do. A new Saudi Arabia may well emerge from the ashes of these times. And I, for one, am not going to cry over them.