Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Documentary evidence of the links between Saddam and al Quaeda/al Zarqawi has emerged from Saddam's Mukhabarat, according to this report:
The papers, obtained by Cybercast News Service (CNS) and released Oct. 4, "establish irreversible evidence that there were strategic relations between the Baathist regime and Islamist groups that became al-Qaeda," [mid-East expert] Mr. Phares said after reviewing them at WORLD's request on Oct. 6. In addition, the documents link al-Zarqawi-associated groups throughout the Middle East, including al-Qaeda, on Saddam's payroll and acting under his direct authority.