<center><h2><a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/9836946.htm?1c>Iraq-al Qaeda tie called unlikely</a></h2></center> <blockquote><b>A new review by the Central Intelligence Agency undercut the Bush administration's case that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was linked to Islamic terrorists.</b> BY WARREN P. STROBEL, JONATHAN S. LANDAY AND JOHN WALCOTT Knight Ridder News Service WASHINGTON - A new CIA assessment undercuts the White House claim that Saddam Hussein maintained ties to al Qaeda, saying there is no conclusive evidence that the regime harbored terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi, U.S. officials said Monday. The CIA review, which the officials said was requested some months ago by Vice President Dick Cheney, is the latest assessment that calls into question one of President Bush's key justifications for last year's U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The new assessment follows the independent Sept. 11 commission's finding that there was no ''collaborative relationship'' between the former Iraqi regime and Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.</blockquote> Hmmm...The electrical field from Cheney's pacemaker must be interfering with his ability to distinguish reality from the salacious fantasy the administration continues to spin about Osama and Saddam being in bed together. Either that, or his weakened heart isn't getting enough oxygen to his brain. They're begining to make sexual deviants look normal.