Saddam/al-Qaeda link rubbished by GOP SenateThe Republican-controlled US Senate's Intelligence Committee has released a report stating that There is no evidence of formal links between Iraqi ex-leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq prior to the 2003 war.
(Even Fox News published a report on the story)
Bear in mind, this isn't after the fact second guessing. They were looking only at information that was available in 2003 that was used to justify the invasion.
The report stated what is common sense to anyone familiar with Middle East politics: Religious Islamists and secular nationalists are sworn enemies.
Saddam Hussein was distrustful of al-Qaeda and viewed Islamic extremists as a threat to his regime, refusing all requests from al-Qaeda to provide material or operational support, the Senate report noted.
There were three main reasons used to justify the aggression against Iraq.
-Weapons of mass destruction that threatened America's security
-Links between Saddam and al-Qaeda
-Mass atrocities committed by Saddam's regime
The WMD myth was discredited a long time ago.
The faux Saddam/al-Qaeda link is now rubbished by a body controlled by the president's own party.
At least, the (state-sponsored) atrocities are over.
Or maybe not.
There's nothing we can do to go back in time and reverse this debacle. I don't know for sure if the Bush administration outright lied, were self-delusional or were merely grossly incompetent. But I do know they got it 100 percent wrong on the most significant foreign policy decision in over a generation.
When they ask you to give them the benefit of the doubt about launching a war against Iran, when they ask you to not ask questions and just trust them, ask yourself if they've done anything in the past to earn that trust.