Week in review: Baathists vs. al Qaeda
The United States Senate, years too late, announced that they've concluded there was never any link between the regime of Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. "In fact, Saddam's regime mounted a large, but unsuccessful, effort to nab Zarqawi when he was in Baghdad before the war."
Then, hot on the heels of President Bush's September 11 celebration, elite Syrian forces prevent an attempted takeover of the US embassy in Damascus. "Four attackers detonated the car bomb before attempting to storm the compound, the Syrian ministry said. The Syrian forces met the attackers, and an embassy guard was killed battling them, the ministry said."
Thanks, Baath party.