White House Denies Fake Iraq-Al-Qaida Link Letter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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
expected.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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