Thursday, June 17, 2004

More on Bin Laden & Iraq

Richard Ben Veniste, 9/11 commission member and partisan Democratic lawyer, weighs in on the issue of possible Iraq-al Qaeda cooperation:

Sure there would have been contacts. The Iraqis would have wanted to know what bin Laden was up to. But I think it's quite clear that they were in opposition, that the Jihadist movement was certainly no friend of a secular movement in Iraq and I don't think we ought to spend a heck of a lot of time on it.

Link courtesy of Chrenkoff, who offers a pretty good response, IMO. There are serious arguments that can be made against the idea of bin Laden-Iraq cooperation. The idea that ideological differences made such collaboration an a priori impossibility is not one of them. For my argument as to why, see my earlier post Saddam Hussein: Secularist?


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