Let Cal Thomas explain...he does it well.
Maybe Saddam Hussein didn't speak directly to Osama bin Laden, but he was part of the same "family." Saddam did not personally bomb targets inside Israel (except during the 1990 Gulf War) but he rewarded the families of homicide bombers. Does that prove a connection between Saddam and Palestinian terrorism? The guy who drives the getaway car is as guilty as the people who rob the bank and shoot the teller.Oh...and via Instapundit, here is a 1999 CNN story about those non-existent links
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has offered asylum to bin Laden, who openly supports Iraq against the Western powers.