A few days ago, Stephen Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn wrote about them, – the connections between Saddam and bin Laden
Now the tireless Claudia Rosett takes a turn on the issue.
Mr. Bush, in calling attention to the Iraq-al Qaeda connection in the first place, did the right thing. For the U.S. president to confirm that clearly and directly at this stage, with some of the abundant supporting evidence now available, might seem highly controversial. But reviving that controversy would help settle it more squarely in line with the truth.
Sometimes I do not understand Bush’s reluctance to use his bully pulpit. I myself – were I president – would be what Joe Marshall describes as “glittering holy terror” on this issue.