Saddam/al Qaeda links
I have not seen this getting much coverage so I think I will chime in.
The Weekly Standard has recently run a couple of really good stories summing up the overwhelming preponderance of evidence of the links between Saddam and al Qaeda that were run in the MSM during the Clinton administration. The author, Mr. Stephen Hayes, has related in this series of articles just how cozy Osama and Saddam were in the days leading up to 9/11 and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Vanity Fair columnist Christopher Hitchens, in a recent appearance on MSNBC's Connected program, schooled host Ron Reagan on the numerous connections between Saddam and terrorists like Abu Nidal. Claudia Rosette (of UN Oil-For-Food fame) reminds us in a recent Wall Street Journal column that, thanks to unprecedented access to the regimes files (I guess Saddam was a worse paperwork pack-rat than I am and that takes a lot of doing), we are just beginning to see how deeply intertwined the two (OBL and Saddam) really were.
You can read Mr. Hayes' articles here and here. In addition, the Standard has this enlightening article from Mr. Dan Darling.
When you sift through the gathered research, a large portion coming from European MSM sources (like Le Mond of all places) a logical person can not help but wonder why the willfull blindness of the alphabet soup media (ABC, CBS, MSNBC et al) to the facts. Some of the same sources that today loudly proclaim that there were "NO CONNECTIONS" between Saddam and al Qaeda are the same ones that 10 years ago were forwarning us that Saddam and bin Laden were indeed working together toward the same goal - the destruction of America - the Great Satan.