PELLEY: Among the most important questions for U.S. intelligence was whether Saddam was supporting al Qaeda as had been claimed by some in the Bush administration. What was his opinion of Osama Bin Laden?
PIRO: He considered him to be a fanatic. And as such was very wary of him. He told me, "You can’t really trust fanatics."
PELLEY: Didn’t think of Bin Laden as an ally in his effort against the United States in this war against the United States?
PIRO: He didn’t wanna be seen with Bin Laden. And didn’t want to associate with Bin Laden.
PELLEY: Did he think bin Laden was a threat to him and his regime?
This isn't airtight proof that Saddam and Al Qaida weren't associated, but it's awfully strong evidence. Anyone still desperately clinging to the opinion that Saddam was involved in 9/11 somehow is going to start looking pretty dumb.