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Bush now says Saddam had no hand in 9/11 attack

September 18, 2003 11:37 IST

United States President George W Bush now says Saddam Hussein did not have any hand in the September 11 attacks - and that the Iraqi leader had no connections with Osama bin Laden.

"We have had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the 11th," CNN quoted Bush as saying on Wednesday.

This contradicts the earlier US claim that Hussein was hand-in-glove with bin Laden. In fact, the president had justified the American war against Iraq saying Baghdad had unconventional weapons and strong links with bin Laden's international terror network, Al Qaeda.

The CNN report said the president's comment follows an opinion poll which says nearly 70 per cent Americans believe that Hussein's regime, which US-led forces brought down in April, was linked to the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed 3,000 people.

Interestingly, US Vice-President Dick Cheney continued to encourage the belief that Hussein helped bin Laden, saying on NBC television that Iraq was the 'geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11.'

After the September 11 attacks, Bush had attacked the Taliban militia of Afghanistan when it refused to hand over bin Laden.

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Number of User Comments: 19

Sub: Dubya

Bush is a vile terrorist. No denying that. If you google around, you will find that there are stories floating around that say the WTC ...

Posted by GB

Sub: typical america at its best

this is the typical two faced american attitude which is one stage they justy what they do any means possible and at the other ...

Posted by shresth


Dear Sir, Now Mr.Bush says Saddam regime has no connection with Sep 11 attack on WTC. It is already proved that no chemical and neuclear ...

Posted by RAFEEK

Sub: no saddam hand

We all know that Bush just wanted to continue where his dad left. No one would say that the war was justified

Posted by ash

Sub: US Terror

Bush and his disinformation group are the ones primarily responsible for muddying the distinctions between Al Qaeda and Iraq, but all americans are also responsible ...

Posted by sreekanth



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