No al Qaeda, Iraq cooperation

(… although CNN has listed this only as a sub topic of the original article. I suppose it wasn’t very important to hear that Cheney is fibbing)

The panel said it found “no credible evidence that Iraq and al Qaeda cooperated on attacks against the United States.”

The report contradicts statements from the Bush administration that Saddam Hussein had ties to al Qaeda.

In response, a senior administration official traveling with President Bush in Tampa, Florida, said, “We stand by what Powell and Tenet have said,” referring to previous statements by Secretary of State Colin Powell and CIA Director George Tenet that described such links.

Bush and Vice President Cheney have made comments in recent days alleging such ties.

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