A new book published by major publishing house HarperCollins documents the links between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Bin Laden's Al-Qaeda. One link has to do with the manufacture of chemical weapons. You can read the details about this newly published book in a new article in the Weekly Standard ("The Connection," by Stephen F. Hayes, 6/7/04 issue). Al-Qaeda members were active in Saddam Hussein's police state. They could only be active in Iraq with the consent of the regime. It makes sense that these two bitter enemies of the United States would naturally seek to work together. As I have said before, years from now historians will wonder at the reluctance by so many to see the obvious threat.
So now we have two pieces of the puzzle: both sarin and mustard gas have been found in Iraq, and Saddam Hussein was cooperating with Bin Laden. Add the two pieces together, plus September 11th, and you have a clear and present danger. The President was right to overthrow Saddam Hussein. We are safer today without the existence of that regime. History is the ultimate poll, and history will favorably judge the much maligned George W. Bush.