Atta-in-Prague Revisited

Ken AshfordBush & Co., IraqLeave a Comment

Anyone who thinks the Bush Administration was victim to flawed intelligence, take note:


“Well, what we now have that’s developed since you and I last talked, Tim, of course, was that report that–it’s been pretty well confirmed that he [9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta] did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack.” [NBC, Meet the Press, 12/9/01]


”…there might be doubt about the alleged meeting in Prague between Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker on 9/11, and Iraqi intelligence (did we, he asked, know anything more about this meeting?)” [Paul Wolfowitz to British Ambassador Christopher Meyer as reflected in 3/18/02 memo]

Why was Cheney saying the alleged meeting was “pretty well confirmed” when, in fact, we had “doubts” and were seeking more information from the Brits?