So I was talking to a good buddy of mine on the phone the other day. The conversation shifted to the election; and while we were civil, I was saddened to see that he was a Bush supporter. Anyway we talked about Iraq and Al Qaeda.
There was one argument he made that I want clarification on. He argued that Al Qaeda had had a "base in Northern Iraq". I said that that was false.
He then brought up the fact that Saddam and OBL talked. I said that just because they "talked" doesn't mean that they were working together.
Anyway what is the truth about that argument? Did Al Qaeda ever have bases in Norther Iraq? I would appreciate some clarification.