I'm one of the bloggers who quoted the UPI story about the 9/11 report that included the sentence
"The report shows there is no link between Iraq and al-Qaida," said a government official who has seen the report.
along with a confirmation of that assertion by Max Cleland. So, a couple of days late, I have to note that UPI subsequently updated the story:
Prior to the report's publication, a person who had read it told UPI that it showed U.S. intelligence agencies had no evidence linking Iraq to the 9-11 attacks or to al-Qaida. In fact, the issue is not addressed in the declassified sections of the report.
One other person who has seen the classified version of the document told UPI subsequently that the Iraq issue is not addressed in the still-classified section, either. "They didn't ask that question," the person said.
But the fact that a 900-page report could be written about 9/11 and al-Qaeda with no reference whatsoever to Iraq tells us something, doesn't it?