Iraq And 9/11 Allegations (2001-09)

Immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attack occurred President Bush and his senior advisers began speculating that Iraq was involved. That was promoted by neoconservatives as well. Later, Iraqi opposition groups like the Iraqi National Congress promoted defectors that had supporting stories. Many of these claims were maintained even after they had been discredited.

 

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Musings On Iraq review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary

Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq

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Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making

 

2001

Apr 8 Date Czech Inter Min claimed 9/11 terrorist Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague

            Later proven false

 

Apr 28 Report 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Atta met with Iraqi intel officer in Prague

 

Sep 11 Bush asked whether Iraq was involved in 9/11 because Saddam backed

            Palestinian terrorists

(Musings On Iraq Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration)

(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign

Policy Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade

Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

Sep 11 Rice told UK Amb to US Meyer that White House was looking into whether Iraq

            involved in 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)

Sep 11 5 hrs after 9/11 Defense Secretary Rumsfeld wrote memo asking for info on whether

            should attack Saddam and Iraq

Sep 11 NSC meeting Rumsfeld said he wasn’t sure Afghanistan should be first in war on

terror Asked if Iraq involved Powell argued Al Qaeda had to be first target

Sep 11 Counterterrorism chief Clarke said Rumsfeld and Deputy Defense Secretar Wolfowitz

            were taking advantage of 9/11 to push their Iraq agenda

(Musings On Iraq review Against All Enemies, Inside America’s War on Terror)

Sep 11 Bush said that US should get rid of Saddam and told some aides to look into

            Iraq-Al Qaeda connections

Sep 11 UndersecDef Feith said that war on terror had to start with Iraq

Sep 11 Report that Saddam put his forces on alert and retreated to a bunker in Tikrit area

            showing he was involved in 9/11

Sep 11 Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz told TV show that US would target govts

            that supported terrorism Mentioned Iraq as example of that type of state

Sep 11 Defense Policy Board member Perle said that Iraq responsible for 9/11 and had to pay

 

Sep 12 Bush asked Counterterrorism chief Clarke to look into whether Iraq involved in 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration)

(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy

Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

Sep 12 Top officials within Bush White House talked about Iraq being behind

            9/11 attack

Sep 12 Pentagon meeting on 9/11 CIA said was sure Al Qaeda behind attack Deputy Defense

            Secretary Wolfowitz questioned that and said Iraq must have been involved

Sep 12 At NSC meeting Rumsfeld said not enough good targets to bomb in Afghanistan so

US should bomb Iraq instead Rumsfeld asked if Iraq not Al Qaeda was behind 9/11 twice Also asked about Iran and Syria being involved Tenet said it was Al Qaeda Rumsfeld said that Saddam should be overthrown Joint Chiefs Head Gen Shelton said that was only possible via large invasion

Sep 12 White House told CIA to come up with covert plan against Iraq

Sep 12 Defense Policy Board’s Perle told CIA Dir Tenet Iraq had to pay for 9/11 claiming

            it was behind attack

Sep 12 Czech intel source said he saw 9/11 hijacker Atta meet with Iraqi intel in Prague

            Apr 2001

Sep 12 Ex-CIA Dir Woolsey told ABC and CNN US should look into Iraq being behind 9/11

Told CBS Iraq behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing based upon Laurie Mylroie conspiracy theory and Iraq likely behind 9/11

Sep 12 Iraq conspiracy theorist Laurie Mylroie former CIA Dir James Woolsey columnist

            Charles Krauthammer all wrote pieces blaming Iraq for 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

 

Sep 13 Bush asked CIA Dir Tenet whether he was looking into Iraq-Al Qaeda connections

(Musings On Iraq Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration)

(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign

Policy Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade

Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

Sep 13 US intelligence and counterterrorism agencies meeting agreed no connection

            between Iraq and al Qaeda Report sent to Bush

(Musings On Iraq review Against All Enemies, Inside America’s War on Terror)

Sep 13 UnderSecDef Feith said that govt officials realized that war on terrorism would

involve Iraq

Sep 13 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said US needed to look into whether Iraq rather than

            Al Qaeda was behind 9/11

Sep 13 Iraq conspiracy theorist L. Mylroie Wall St Journal OpEd said Al Qaeda not capable

of 9/11 and was probably Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

Sep 13 Time/CNN poll found 78% of Americans believed Iraq involved in 9/11

 

Sep 14 Bush told Blair that there might be an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign

Policy Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade

Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)

Sep 14 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said Saddam could be working with Al Qaeda

Sep 14 American Enterprise Institute press conference had Iraq conspiracy theorist

Mylroie claimed Iraq behind Al Qaeda and 9/11 David Wurmser said US had to focus on Iraq Michael Ledeen said US had to back INC

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

 

Sep 15 Bush held meeting at Camp David to determine response to 9/11 Iraq brought

up several times Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz said 10-50% change Iraq behind 9/11 and US had to take on Saddam if serious about war on terrorism Secretary of State Powell told Wolfowitz he had no proof Iraq involved in 9/11 and was just using it for his Iraq agenda Rumsfeld said it might be good to attack Iraq because no good targets in Afghanistan VP Cheney said Iraq would be dealt with but not right away

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

Sep 15 Def Dept paper for Camp David meeting said 3 priorities in war on terror:

            Al Qaeda, Taliban, Iraq

Sep 15 Bush admin voted on whether to deal with Iraq after 9/11 and was voted down

Sep 15 Bush said he thought Iraq involved in 9/11 but told Rice it would be dealt with

            later

 

Sep 16 Bush said unless Iraq connected to 9/11 it would be dealt with diplomatically not

            with force

Sep 16 Cheney asked on NBC was there any evidence linking Iraq to 9/11 He said no

            Said focus was on Al Qaeda

Sep 16 Defense Policy Board’s Perle told CNN Iraq linked to Al Qaeda and said Saddam

            backed terrorism and states like Iraq had to be dealt with

Sep 16 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said stories of 9/11 hijacker Atta meeting with Iraqi

            intel showed Iraq needed to be investigated

 

Sep 17 Bush said he believed Iraq was involved in 9/11 to his national security staff

(Musings On Iraq Was Iraq An Imminent Threat To The West?)

(Musings On Iraq review Bush At War)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade

Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review The Endgame, The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

Sep 17 Dep Sec of Def Wolfwotiz sent memos to Rumsfeld advocating for attacking

            Iraq Said better than 10% chance Iraq behind 9/11

Sep 17 David Wurmser and Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie talked to media about

            possible Iraq role in 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

 

Sep 18 Richard Clarke’s counterterrorism office sent National Security Adviser Rice memo

            saying no Iraq-9/11 links found

Sep 18 Reuters reported 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Europe Story

            was false

 

Sep 19 Iraq intelligence paper said Afghan source claimed bin Laden Taliban and Iraq worked

            together to target America Story was never confirmed

Sep 19 Bush asked CIA Dir Tenet to look into Iraq Al Qaeda ties and said VP Cheney

            had info on links

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade

Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Was Iraq An Imminent Threat To The West?)

Sep 19 Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz sent ex-CIA Dir Woolsey to England to look

            Into Iraq-9/11 connections

Sep 19 Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board held meeting on 9/11 Bernard Lewis and Ahmad

            Chalabi presented at meeting Chalabi said US should invade Iraq not Afghanistan

(Musings On Iraq review The Man Who Pushed America To War, The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi)

(Musings On Iraq review Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War)

 

Sep 20 Under Secretary of Defense Feith complained about lack of good targets in

Afghanistan and suggested bombing Iraq for 9/11

Sep 20 Project for a New American Century in letter to Bush said Iraq might have

            supported 9/11 and Saddam had to be targeted in war on terror

(Musings On Iraq review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)

Sep 20 US intel officials told press they were looking into Iraq’s connections to 9/11

Sep 20 Israeli intelligence said they thought Iraq connected to 9/11 Claimed Al Qaeda

            funded by Iraqi Intel Service

 

Sep 21 1st CIA report on Iraq and 9/11 found no connection but two had contacts

in 1990s Bush was briefed on findings Didn’t believe 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001

Sep 21 DIA analyst at Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans said CIA report had good

            information but findings of no Iraq-Al Qaeda ties should be ignored

Sep 21 Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Feith sent DIA analysis of CIA report to

            Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld

Sep 21 CIA Dir Tenet told Bush CIA Czech office questioned 9/11 hijacker Atta met

            Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague

Sep 21 Admin officials told Wash Times Saddam talked with bin Laden just before 9/11

Sep 21 INC provided Iraqi defector claimed Iraq was training terrorists to take over airplanes

at Salman Pak, Baghdad Had been dismissed by US intel because he claimed he fled Iraq because he was tortured but he had no marks on his body Story proved false

 

Sep 23 Guardian article blamed Iraq for 9/11 Claimed Iraq knew about attack beforehand

Stories that Iraq provided money and training to Al Qaeda Claimed 4 months before 9/11 Iraqi intelligence met with Al Qaeda in Pakistan Was sending money to Al Qaeda via Lebanese banks Israeli intelligence officer said 9/11 probably funded by Iraqi intelligence INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza said Iraq probably behind 9/11 Talked with Iraqi exiles who said pilots trained in suicide attacks in Iraq in 1999

Sep 23 Telegraph quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza that Iraq probably behind

            9/11 Claimed trained pilots for suicide attacks

 

Sep 24 William Safire OpEd said clear link between Iraq-Al Qaeda via Ansar al-Islam

 

Sep 28 After NSC meeting on start of Afghan war Bush said he believed Saddam was

            involved in 9/11 but Iraq would be dealt with later

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To

Invade Iraq)

Sep 28 Chalabi briefed DIA on INC defector Col Abu Zainab Qairy who said he saw Arab

terrorists training to hijack airplanes at camp in Salman Pak in Baghdad Meeting was set up by fmr CIA-Dir Woolsey False story

(Musings On Iraq review The Man Who Pushed America To War, The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi)

(Musings On Iraq review Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War)

 

Sep 30 CIA interviewed Iraqi defector Abu Zainab Qairy who claimed Iraq trained terrorists

at Salman Pak in Baghdad CIA did not believe his story Abu Zainab Qairy then went to INC who got his story into the press

 

Oct 1 Weekly Standard article argued Iraq connected to 9/11 and Saddam had to be

            removed

 

Oct 3 Weekly Standard article argued Iraq connected to 9/11 and Saddam had to be

            removed

 

Oct 16 CIA Director Tenet met with UK officials and agreed no Iraq-9/11 connection

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

 

Oct 17 NY Times article reported Czech Inter Min said 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel

officer in Prague

 

Oct 18 Wall St Journal OpEd by ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said Iraq behind 9/11

 

Oct 26 Czech Interior Ministry told press 9/11 hijacker Atta met Iraqi intel officer in Prague

 

Nov 5 Time magazine OpEd said US should go to war with Iraq because connected to 9/11

 

Nov 8 Frontline aired “Gunning for Saddam” Was full of conspiracies about Iraq being

behind 9/11 and arguing that it should be attacked Talked with INC connected ex-nuclear scientist Khidhir Hamza who said Iraq behind 9/11 and INC defector Khododa who claimed to have seen jihadists training with Iraqis in Salman Pak including taking airliners Said this was connected to 9/11 Khodada had been dismissed by US intel because he claimed he fled Iraq after he was tortured but he had no marks on his body

 

Nov 11 London Observer quoted INC defectors Khodada and Abu Zainab Qairy that Iraq

trained terrorists at Salman Pak to hijack planes like 9/11 Khodada and Qairy had both been dismissed by US intel

 

Nov 12 Safire column NY Times said 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi diplomat in 2001 was

undisputed fact Story false

 

Nov 14 Cheney said he knew 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague in 2001

Nov 14 Def Policy Board head Perle speech at For Policy Research Institute Said Iraq behind

9/11 and should be attacked

 

Nov 28 UK intel report Iraq not connected to 9/11 not working with Al Qaeda not giving

WMD to terrorists Said Iraq WMD threat “slight”

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

 

Dec 2 Ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said he believed Iraq involved in 9/11

 

Dec 9 VP Cheney told NBC story 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intel officer in Prague was

pretty much confirmed

 

Dec 14 Sheikh on Iraqi state TV read poem to Saddam praising 9/11

 

Dec 17 Czech Intel said story of 9/11 hijacker Atta meeting with Iraqi intel in Prague didn't

happen

Dec 17 Cheney told NBC story that9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel was unconfirmed

 

Dec 21 Vanity Fair article claimed Iraq involved in 9/11 based upon INC defector Abu Zainab

Qairy story that Iraq trained terrorists at Salman Pak Baghdad Abu Zainab had been dismissed by CIA

Dec 21 Vanity Fair author appeared on CNN and NBC repeating his story that INC defector

Abu Zainab Qairy claimed Iraq involved in 9/11 Story false

 

2002

Mar 10 Report UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee investigation found no links between

            Iraq and 9/11

 

Mar 22 MI6 Director Gieve letter to Home Office Secretary said no evidence Iraq

involved in 9/11 3

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

 

Apr 29 Pentagon official said 9/11 hijacker met with Iraqi intel officer in Prague

            Didn’t happen

 

May 1 FBI and CIA told media 9/11 hijacker Atta did not meet Iraqi intel in Prague April

            2001

 

Jun 2 Czech Interior Min claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta went to Prague and met with Iraqi

            intel officer

 

Jun 5 Czech envoy to UN claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel officer

            in Prague in 01

 

Jun 18 CIA Dir Tenet told Congress couldn’t find evidence for story 9/11 hijacker

            Atta met with Iraqi intel officer in Prague in 01

 

Jul 31 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie interviewed on CNN Said Bush was going to

            invade Iraq because of WMD and its ties to terrorism including 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

 

Aug 5 Report Bush official said 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague in 2001

 

Aug 20 Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Feith’s Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation

Group met with CIA to discuss Iraq-Al Qaeda ties Brought up story that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001 

 

Sep 10 Def Policy Board’s Perle told paper 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Saddam

 

Sep 12 White House paper Decade of Deception and Defiance Included INC defector Abu

Zainab Qairy report that Iraq training terrorists to hijack planes at Salman Pak Story dismissed by CIA

 

Sep 16 Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Feith’s office briefed VP Cheney’s chief of

staff Libby and Deputy National Security Adviser Hadley on Iraq-Al Qaeda connection Claimed Iraq played role in 9/11 Said 1 hijacker given money by Iraq Said hijacker Atta met twice with Iraqi intelligence

 

Sep 17 Undersecretary of Defense Feith aide told Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz

Cheney chief of staff Libby and Deputy National Security Adviser Hadley asked for chronology of 9/11 hijacker Atta’s travels after briefed by Feith’s staff that Atta met with Iraqi intel officer in Prague in 01

 

Sep 29 CIA report Story by INC defector Abu Zainab Qairy that Iraq trained terrorists at

Salman Pak camp in Baghdad was embellished and exaggerated No Ql Qaeda detainee said they were trained at Salman Pak

 

Oct 7 Bush said Saddam celebrated 9/11

 

Oct 20 Czech Intel told US no evidence 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in

Prague

 

Oct 21 Report Czech Pres Havel told White House 9/11 terrorist Atta did not meet with Iraq

intelligence in Prague

 

2003

Mar 15 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll found 51% of Americans believed Saddam involved in 9/11

 

Sep 14 Cheney claimed that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in

            2001

 

Sep 16 Rumsfeld said no evidence Iraq involved with 9/11

Sep 16 National Security Adviser Rice said one reason US invaded Iraq was because he was

            from Middle East where 9/11 attacks came from

 

Sep 17 Bush said no evidence Iraq involved in 9/11 but Iraq had ties to Al Qaeda

 

Sep 25 Bush said 9/11 changed how he viewed Iraq as a threat to US

 

Dec 13 Fmr Iraqi intelligence officer denied he met 9/11 hijacker Atta in Vienna in 2001

 

Dec 17 Report Sunday Telegraph story that 9/11 hijacker Atta travelled to Baghdad in 01 was

probably false

 

2004

Mar 22 Rice Wash Post OpEd said would have been irresponsible not to look for link

between Iraq and 9/11

 

May 11 Conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in

            Prague in 2001 after story discredited

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

 

Jun 1 CIA Dir Tenet letter to Congress said doubted 9/11 hijacker Atta met with

            Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001

 

Jun 16 9/11 Commission said it found no operational relationship between Iraq and Al

Qaeda Didn’t believe story that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague in 2001

Jun 16 White House said 9/11 Commission didn’t contradict administration’s claims

Because it never said Iraq behind 9/11

 

Dec 13 Allawi govt claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta was trained by Abu Nidal in Baghdad in 2001

Proved false

 

2005

Sep 8 Former Secretary of State Powell said he never saw any evidence linking Iraq to 9/11

 

Nov 22 Wall St Journal OpEd repeated story that 9/11 hijacker Atta might have met Iraqi

            intel agent in Prague in 2001 Story disproved in 2002

 

2006

Jun 20 Michael Maloof who was on Pentagon’s Policy Counterterrorism Group interview

aired on Frontline Said he believed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague in 2001 and never disproven Dec 2001 Czech intel said Atta-Iraq intel story untrue CIA, FBI and 9/11 Commission never found evidence of meeting

 

2007

 

Feb 9 Pentagon Inspector Gen found DepDefSec Feith’s Office of Special Plans made its own

intelligence assessment that was inappropriate differed from intelligence community and wasn’t fully supported by intelligence Promoted story that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in April 2001 Told White House intelligence community was wrong about Iraq-Al Qaeda ties

 

2009

Jun 2 Cheney said never any evidence linking Iraq with 9/11 Cheney had promoted story

            that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in 2001

 

 

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