Now and then

(Lifted from Kos).

“I have not seen smoking-gun, concrete evidence about the connection” between Iraq and al Qaida.
– Secretary of State Colin Powell, 1/9/04

“I want to bring to your attention today [to] the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist network…al-Qaida affiliates based in Baghdad now coordinate the movement of people, money and supplies into and throughout Iraq for Saddam’s network, and they have now been operating freely in [Baghdad].”
– Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2/5/03