Wednesday, November 23, 2005

mparent7777: Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel; Bush Knew 9/21/01: No 9/11 - Iraq Connection

This week Cheney went on the offensive claiming there was no evidence his people misled the American people. So what about this stuff, Mr Cheney?

mparent7777: Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel; Bush Knew 9/21/01: No 9/11 - Iraq Connection: "The next day, Rumsfeld said, 'We have what we consider to be credible evidence that Al Qaeda leaders have sought contacts with Iraq who could help them acquire … weapons-of-mass-destruction capabilities.'

The most explosive of allegations came from Cheney, who said that September 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta, the pilot of the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center, had met in Prague, in the Czech Republic, with a senior Iraqi intelligence agent, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, five months before the attacks. On December 9, 2001, Cheney said on NBC's Meet the Press: '[I]t's pretty well confirmed that [Atta] did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in [the Czech Republic] last April, several months before the attack.'

Cheney continued to make the charge, even after he was briefed, according to government records and officials, that both the CIA and the FBI discounted the possibility of such a meeting."

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