Fox News Still Trying to Tie Saddam and Osama bin Laden

The latest in wingnuttery can be found here:

What was the relationship between Saddam Hussein’s inner circle and Islamic terrorists? A newly released document appears to provide evidence that in 1999 the Taliban welcomed “Islamic relations with Iraq” to mediate among the Taliban, the Northern Alliance and Russia, and that the Taliban invited Iraqi officials to Afghanistan.

Shocking! The leaders of Afghanistan wanted to discuss matters with the leaders of Iraq. After all – we should never allow two heads of state that shared the same religion to discuss anything.

Of course, the Northern Alliance was the Afghan group that our military worked with to topple the Taliban. Two days before 9/11, al Qaeda took out the leader of the Northern Alliance:

Massoud was the victim of a suicide attack which occurred at Khuaja Bahaodine on September 9, 2001, two days before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States, a timing considered significant by some commentators who believe Osama bin Laden ordered the assassination to ensure he would have the Taliban’s protection and cooperation in Afghanistan. The attackers were two Arabs who claimed to be Belgians originally from Morocco or Tunisian. However their passports turned out to be stolen. According to some accounts they were posing as journalists, perhaps intending to attack several Northern Alliance council members simultaneously.

I guess we have found yet another thing that Jonah Goldberg does not understand.