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The New Yorker magazine, required reading for MidEast watchers, has revived suggestions of a “new” link between Iraqi intelligence and Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network. Its claim that the two pariahs jointly ran a terrorist organisation in Kurdish northern Iraq—if true—could provide the smoking gun that US hawks have been seeking to take the “war against terrorism” to Iraq. Efforts to link 11 September suicide hijacker Mohammed Atta with Iraqi intelligence in the Czech Republic did not convince, and until now the Central Intelligence Agency — but not its influential former directorJames Woolsey—had largely discounted reported links between President Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda.