Pretty bad, indeed.
Stephen Hayes, THE authority on this issue, puts it in the trash, where it belongs.
"And late last week, following the release of the Senate report, Barham Salih, deputy prime minister of Iraq, had this to say: 'The alliance between the Baathists and jihadists which sustains al Qaeda in Iraq is not new, contrary to what you may have been told.' Salih continued: 'I know this at first hand. Some of my friends were murdered by jihadists, by al Qaeda-affiliated operatives who had been sheltered and assisted by Saddam's regime.'"
Some day there will be an authoritative and richly detailed history of the nature of the relationship between the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and other Islamist terror groups. This latest product of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is unlikely to merit even a footnote in this history."