According to the BBC on October 5, 2004: “Even Secretary [of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld, who saw all of the intelligence available to President Bush that might bear on the alleged connection between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, finally admitted under tough repeated questioning from reporters, ‘To my knowledge, I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two.’ ”

 – Al Gore, The Assault on Reason, Page 111