More on the Iraqi-al Qaeda ties
Am I the only one who thinks that Al Gore must be in a time warp of some kind? He makes a speech on global warming, in New York, in a driving rain, on a colder than usual day, and now, after the media is beginning to admit that there were actually ties between Sadaam and al Qaeda after all, he plans to make a "major policy speech" insisting that there weren't any. link. What planet is this guy on?
Rather than wasting a lot of time on the details, it should be sufficient to post one link - to the indictment of Osama bin Laden by the Clinton administration's Justice Department on November 6, 1998. Either Al Gore is lying now or he's senile and has completely forgotten what happened during his time in office.
Here's a quote from the relevant count of the indictment, but you can read the whole thing yourself. (Remember, an indictment contains charges that the government believes it can prove in a court of law.)
"4. Al Qaeda also forged alliances with the National Islamic Front in the Sudan and with the government of Iran and its associated terrorist
group Hezballah for the purpose of working together against their perceived common enemies in the West, particularly the United States.
In addition, al Qaeda reached an understanding with the government of Iraq that al Qaeda would not work against
that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al Qaeda would work cooperatively with the
Government of Iraq."