WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and the CIA are denying the
Bush administration faked a letter to show a link between Saddam
Hussein's regime and al-Qaida
The allegation comes in a new book by a Washington-based
journalist who says the alleged forgery was aimed at justifying the
invasion of Iraq.
In his book "The Way of the World," Ron Suskind describes a
"fake letter" supposedly written by the director of Iraqi
intelligence under Saddam Hussein. He says the document supposedly
says 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta trained for his mission in Iraq.
A White House spokesman says the idea that the White House would
direct anyone to forge such a document is "absurd." Former CIA
Director George Tenet also rejects the charge.
Suskind tells The Associated Press that their denials were
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