“I want to bring to your attention today [to] the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist network…al-Qaida affiliates based in Baghdad now coordinate the movement of people, money and supplies into and throughout Iraq for Saddam’s network, and they have now been operating freely in [Baghdad].”
– Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2/5/03
This is also know as “making shit up”. In related news
Three experts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said in a report yesterday that the Bush administration systematically misrepresented a weapons threat from Iraq, and U.S. strategy should be revised to eliminate the policy of unilateral pre-emptive war.