“The [Washington] Post poll, conducted Aug. 7-11 [2003], found that 62 percent of Democrats, 80 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of independents suspected a link between Hussein and 9/11. In addition, eight in 10 Americans said it was likely that Hussein had provided assistance to al Qaeda, and a similar proportion suspected he had developed weapons of mass destruction.”

 – Dana Milbank and Claudia Deane, “Hussein Link to 9/11 Lingers in Many Minds,” The Washington Post, Sep. 6, 2003