Today another “revelation” from Saddam Hussein’s files is spreading like kudzu all over the Right Blogosphere. Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard reports here that â€œSaddam Husseinâ€™s regime provided financial support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Ladenâ€™s brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s.â€
Yes, it’s bogus. Judd at Think Progress explains why.
For anyone who came in late — the Mahablog Junk Intelligence Archives thus far:
March 16 — “Jeez, Righties Are So Gullible”
March 17 — “Blarney”
March 18 — “Good Jokes”
Update: See Cernig.