no_'strong_hard_evidence'_of_saddam_qaeda_link
5 Oct 2004
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Yahoo! Search NEW YORK (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he has seen no "strong, hard evidence" linking former Iraqi president Saddam_Hussein with Al-Qaeda, backing away from his pre-war assertions that contacts between the two went back over a decade.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041005/ts_alt_afp/us_iraq_rumsfeld_qaeda&cid=1506&ncid=1480
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What Rumsfeld said "I have seen the answer to that question migrate in the intelligence community over a period of a year in the most amazing way," he told an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations after being asked what Saddam's connection to Al-Qaeda was.

Rumsfeld said there were differences in the intelligence community as to what the relationship was.

"To my knowledge, I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two,"
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5 Oct 2004 CIA Report Finds No Conclusive Zarqawi-Saddam Link
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A CIA report has found no conclusive evidence that former Iraqi President Saddam_Hussein harbored Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, which the Bush administration asserted before the invasion of Iraq

"There's no conclusive evidence the Saddam Hussein regime had harbored Zarqawi," a U.S. official said on Tuesday about the CIA findings.
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Yahoo! Search Full text: Donald Rumsfeld's statement

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1320148,00.html

Full text of Donald Rumsfeld's statement about his comment on links between Iraq and al-Qaida

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