Friday, Mar. 19, 2010

July 2004
The 9/11 Commission

"The reports describe friendly contacts and indicate some common themes in both sides' hatred of the United States. But to date we have seen no evidence that these or the earlier contacts ever developed into a collaborative operational relationship. Nor have we seen evidence indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or carrying out any attacks against the United States."

—from the final report of the 9/11 Commission

The bipartisan 9/11 Commission releases its final report on the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among other findings, including many intelligence failures, the report states there was no operational link between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda, thereby contradicting one of the justifications for going to war with Iraq.