What was that again?

US ‘rejected Iraqi concessions’

Darren Kaplen points us to this BBC story about the supposed offer to negotiate on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. Even if the reports are true, I don’t think anyone anywhere (outside of Paris, at least) would have had any reason to take any Iraq offers seriously at that point. But among the alleged offers was this:

Handing over Abdul Rahman Yasin, a top al-Qaeda suspect wanted in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Kaplan writes

An al-Qaeda connection with Saddam’s Iraq? I’m shocked.

Me, too. But the guy wasn’t even on any of the 9/11 planes, so does he really count?