Ties to AQ? No. The ties may have been not responsibly checked, exaggerated even, nonetheless Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was in Iraq while Saddam was still in power. The connection between AQ and the regime is disputed, but clearly not demonstrated false.
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/13jul20041400/www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/creports/pdf/s108-301/sec12.pdf", starting pg 334
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1089901831124_85311031/?hub=World" [Broken] (before Iraq war)
http://http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.9-11commission.gov%2Freport%2F911Report.pdf&ei=9vZeR_PQEI-6zQShyvg2&usg=AFQjCNHGlh1FX-h5OMtRGzOky5zJfmQnbQ&sig2=m8ERVaAxSYu7-G2DdIV1ew" [Broken] (only listed as Iraq/AQ connection - please no strawmen about the actual 911 attack)
I agree it is a big deal, but one can not make that point or hold the govt. accountable by making false assertions. The claim from post #12 was simply "...Ties to Al Queda. All false". That is unsupportable as clearly shown by the cites.And this is not a big deal?
The administration claimed it was true when it clearly was not demonstrably true. That is the crux of the argument.
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