Surprise! They were connected. /End sarcasm.
In this second of a three-part examination of a newly-released document captured in Iraq, Robison offers further evidence that in 1999 the Taliban welcomed "Islamic relations with Iraq" to mediate among the Taliban, the Northern Alliance and Russia, and that the Taliban reciprocated with an invitation to Iraqi officials to visit Afghanistan.
It's long, so you might want to bookmark it and read it over the duration of the weekend. But the real question is: When do you think we'll hear about it from CNN? I'm not going to hold my breath.