In his February 5, 2003, presentation to the UN Security Council, Secretary of State Colin Powell “pointed to a suspected al Qaeda terror camp located near Kurdish-held northern Iraq. Contending that the facility trained al Qaeda operatives to carry out attacks with explosives and poisons, Powell insisted that there was a ‘sinister nexus between Iraq and the al Qaeda terror network.’ The nexus turned out to be a little-known terrorist group called Ansar al-Islam, headed by one Majamuddin Fraraj Ahmad. Speaking in Oslo, Norway, where he fled after Saddam Hussein allegedly tried to kill him, Ahmad…insisted that the Baghdad regime was his enemy.”

 – Peter Lance, 1000 Years For Revenge, Page 438