WELL, YEAH, IRAQ HAS TIES TO THAT TERRORIST

12:32 16 Apr 2003

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro on which a wheelchair-bound American was killed, was captured by U.S. Special Forces in the outskirts of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.

Or was he just on vacation? It’s not like he’d go on a cruise, you know. He knows what can go wrong. So, does he count even if he wasn’t directly involved in 9/11? Or are claims of Iraqi ties to terrorism only legit if guys who were actually onboard the hijacked 9/11 planes caught having a business lunch with Saddam?

Update 12:42 16 Apr 2003

Actually, Saddam and the 9/11 hijackers might be frequenting the same establishments these days, regardless of direct connections to the WTC attacks.