Saturday, December 20, 2003

Dubious Link Between Atta and Saddam, based on forged document: "The Telegraph story was apparently written with a political purpose: to bolster Bush administration claims of a connection between Al Qaeda and Saddam's regime. The paper described a "handwritten memo" that was supposedly sent to Saddam Hussein by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, chief of Iraqi intelligence at the time... 'It's a lucrative business,' says Hassan Mneimneh, codirector of an Iraqi exile research group reviewing millions of captured Iraqi government documents. 'There's an active document trade taking place … You have fraudulent documents that are being fabricated and sold' for hundreds of dollars a piece."

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