Investigative journalist Ronald Suskind's allegation that the White House had the CIA forge a letter linking 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta to Saddam Hussein and also reviving the claim that Iraq had sought Niger yellowcake has been denied by former Agency officers, but in curiously nuanced language. Per Suskind, in the fall of 2003, after it... Read More
An extremely reliable and well placed source in the intelligence community has informed me that Ron Suskind's revelation that the White House ordered the preparation of a forged letter linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda and also to attempts made to obtain yellowcake uranium is correct but that a number of details are wrong. The Suskind... Read More
For those who have been following the debate surrounding Ronald Suskind's claim that the CIA forged a phony letter in late 2003 to "prove" al-Qaeda was connected to Saddam Hussein, yesterday's detailed disclaimer by the Agency (posted on the CIA website) does little to reveal who actually might have done the deed. As in past... Read More
Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London. In addition to TAC, where he has been a contributing editor for nine years, he writes regularly for Antiwar.com. He is currently Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and resides with his wife of 32 years in Virginia horse country close to his daughters and grandchildren.