A British intelligence report has found that there are no links between Iraq and Al-Qaeda
. However, Jack Straw, who must be channelling God right now, looking at his delusions of omnipotence, says even though there is no evidence for a link, there must be one:
Mr Straw told the BBC's Today programme that he had "seen no evidence which directly links Iraq to al-Qaeda, but I would not be surprised if it exists".
I've seen no evidence that directly links Jack Straw to the ritual sacrifice of donkeys in the name of Satan, but I wouldn't be surprised if it exists. Hey, I could be a member of the Government! Who cares if you've got any evidence ('facts! you can prove anything with facts!') just say that you're 'sure it exists', or 'they're hiding the evidence' or 'you wouldn't be surprised if it exists'.
Of course, this is probably why they want to bomb Iraq. Then they can claim that there was conclusive evidence, but it was unfortunately destroyed during the bombing campaign. And anyone who could have corroborated its existence was also unfortunately killed during the bombing. But it was there, honest, trust us, we say it was there, so it must have been. Anyway, look at all this lovely oil and enjoy your fireworks show and military parade while we go and find the next boogeyman.