Why Am I Not More Surprised?
There's not much I can be bothered blogging about right now, but this one deserves a special mention.
Remember how all the wingnuts and White House crazies kept insisting that Saddam had ties to terrorists, and how - when challenged - they always pointed to an old 1970's terrorist called Abu Nidal, who was supposedly living in Baghdad in 2003, as proof (actually, the only thing close to "proof" that they had)? Never mind that he was an old man who had publicly renounced terrorism years earlier, or that he had actually been dead for a year after killing himself in 2002. This guy's supposed link to Saddam was the fragile thread of "evidence" on which all their preposterous claims hung.
Well now, it turns out that Abu Nidal may well have been working undercover for the USA.