4,513. 2/5/2003

A British Defense Intelligence Staff (DIS) document, which was leaked in early February 2003, “indicated that British intelligence believed there were no current links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda and that any contact between officials in the Iraqi regime and the al-Qaeda network yielded nothing due to reciprocal mistrust and incompatible ideologies.” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Page 215

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