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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

 

AP: CIA ignored spy report of no Iraqi nukes

WASHINGTON - A new book on the government's secret anti-terrorism operations describes how the CIA recruited an Iraqi-American anesthesiologist in 2002 to obtain information from her brother, who was a figure in Saddam Hussein's nuclear program.

Dr. Sawsan Alhaddad, a prominent civic leader in Cleveland, made the dangerous trip to Iraq on the CIA's behalf. The book said her brother was stunned by her questions about the nuclear program because — he said — it had been dead for a decade.

Book CoverNew York Times reporter James Risen (whose book State of War is shown at right) uses the anecdote to illustrate how the CIA ignored information that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction. His book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration" describes secret operations of the Bush administration's war on terrorism.

Full AP-Yahoo News story.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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www.haigler.info
political blog: http://demlog.blogspot.com

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