Saddam and al-Qaeda

The energetic Reihan Salam has an interesting, and sane, post about the widely-ignored Institute for Defense Analyses study on possible connections between Saddam's regime and Islamist terror organizations. Among other things, the report disproves the orthodox CIA view that ideological and theological differences between Ba'athists and Islamists kept them from cooperating. You can read Eli Lake's story about the report here.