The book reports (or charges) that the Bush White House faked a letter from Saddam Hussein’s intelligence chief to President Saddam in late 2003, backdating it to July 2001 and reports that Saddam’s intelligence chief (Habbush) was in the protective custody of the C.I.A. at the time– even while the U.S. military had him in the “deck of cards,” a list of Saddam officials wanted dead-or-alive. The White House ordered the C.I.A. to arrange for Habbush to write the fake letter in his own handwriting. The controversial letter did find itself to the world media in December ‘03.
Habbush was in the deck of cards — the (approx. 50) Saddam officials wanted dead-or-alive by the U.S. after the March 2003 invasion — while in reality he was in C.I.A. protection. And in October 2003, Habbush was paid $5 million by the C.I.A. AFTER the C.I.A. asked Habbush to write — in his own handwriting and in a convincing way — the note that the White House suggested.
Britain’s Sunday Telegraph in December ‘03 caused a sensation by reporting the discovery in Baghdad of that letter… and a few days later NEWSWEEK reported strong doubts that the letter was genuine. Among other things, experts wondered, why would Saddam’s intel chief write about both Atta & nuclear material in the same letter?Complete article:
Crooks and Liars » Ron Suskind: White House ordered forgery to link al-Qaeda/Saddam to 9/11 attacks