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Sadam, al-qaida, the west...

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Submitted by joe rose (United Kingdom), Jun 29, 2004 at 09:44

Dear Mr Pipes

I read you are sure of the strong link betwen al-qaida and Sadam, yet you acknowledge the non -islamist nature of the regime. To me, this is very awkward, since I understand islamist do not like (in fact despise) the non religious nature of government like sadam's.
Also, I always understood we, the west (including the Americans) helped Sadam to stop the perceived threat of islamists in the 80's (Iran). Is this not the case?

Thank you very much

Joe
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