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Ignoring Senate Intel Report, White House Releases ‘Fact Sheet’ on ‘Iraq’s Links to Al Qaeda’

By Judd Legum  

"Ignoring Senate Intel Report, White House Releases ‘Fact Sheet’ on ‘Iraq’s Links to Al Qaeda’"


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On September 8, the Senate Intelligence Committee — chaired by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) — released a report examining Iraq’s pre-war links to al-Qaeda. Here’s what they concluded:

…Saddam Hussein was distrustful of al-Qa’ida and viewed Islamic extremists as a threat to his regime, refusing all requests from al Qa’ida to provide material or operational support…Saddam issued a general order that Iraq should not deal with al Qa’ida. No postwar information suggests that the Iraqi regime attempted to facilitate a relationship with bin Ladin.

Days later, the White House has released this “fact sheet“:

Fact Sheet Screen Shot

When will the administration stop misleading the American public?

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