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Thursday, July 24, 2003
I wish I could say I was surprised by this...
The report of the joint congressional inquiry into the suicide hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001, to be published Thursday, reveals U.S. intelligence had no evidence that the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein was involved in the attacks, or that it had supported al-Qaida, United Press International has learned.

"The report shows there is no link between Iraq and al-Qaida," said a government official who has seen the report.

Former Democratic Georgia Sen. Max Cleland, who was a member of the joint congressional committee that produced the report, confirmed the official's statement.

Yes, that's the same Max Cleland who was painted as being "soft" on national security by his Republican challenger in the last election despite being a triple amputee Vietnam veteran. Cleland also points out that "Had this report come out in January like it should have done, we would have known these things before the war in Iraq, which would not have suited the administration."

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