So, after the independant commission says "We have no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaeda co-operated on attacks against the United States" (Commission report on al-Qaeda)
US President George W Bush has still insisted Saddam Hussein had a relationship with Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. Offering no evidence of this at all. (It's true, because I say it is, syndrome. If you repeat it enough people will start to believe.)
But he said his administration never asserted that the former Iraqi leader had a role in the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, Which is news to me, as I remember fingers being pointed quite pointedly.
The funny thing is, Osama Bin Laden has been quoted several times, as disliking the Secular Iraq regieme. Although I'm sure he *would* take money from anyone.