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.
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?