Book Review: The Missing Link - Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda

(Washington Post) Matthew A. Levitt - In The Connection: How al-Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein has Endangered America, Stephen F. Hayes argues that Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda presented a pressing threat that was not an interruption of but a critical component of the war on terror. Hayes skillfully weaves old information with new revelations, meetings between senior Iraqi and al-Qaeda envoys and Hussein's connections to the Kurdish al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Islam. Connecting the dots, one finds a disturbing outline of the former Iraqi regime's links to terrorists, but the picture still reveals no smoking gun.

2004-06-04 00:00:00

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