[Abu Musab al-Zarqawi]He took up residence there before we ever launched into Iraq, organized the al-Qaida operations inside Iraq before we even arrived on the scene and then, of course, led the charge for Iraq until we killed him last June. As I say, they were present before we invaded Iraq.
Is there any wonder why such a significant portion of the population believes in the fairy-tale of the Saddam-AQ link? Hell, no. Not when the kool-aid drinkers are newsing up on a steady diet Rush and Fox and Friends. This kind of information gathering is like trying to lose weight on the McDonalds Diet.
So, what would make big Dick spout the big lie again? Just the release of a declassified Pentagon report that AQ and the Saddam government were not working together before the invasion. Here's a PDF of the report.