5,965. 6/23/2004

“On June 23, 2004, [al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-] Zarqawi released an audiotape on a jihadist website that delivered a blistering critique of Saddam, whom he described as a ‘devil’ who ‘terrified the people.’ That audiotape came a week after President Bush had described Zarqawi as ‘the best evidence’ of Saddam’s connection to al-Qaeda.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 144

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