"NARRATOR: It is not publicly known what intelligence was provided by the special intelligence office, but FRONTLINE has learned that a report from the Czech Republic that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague got their attention and was passed on to the White House.This fact alone should warrant a congressional investigation. But while congress was ready to spend those 140 hours investigating the White House Xmas card list under Clinton's administration, US soldiers are still dying 7000 miles from home based on a pack of lies.
Vice Pres. DICK CHENEY: ['Meet the Press,' December, 2001] There is a report that has been pretty well confirmed that he 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.
NARRATOR: But the meeting in Prague was never confirmed. In fact, the FBI established one month later through car rental records that Atta was in Florida when the alleged Prague meeting would have occurred. The vice president, however, would still be citing the story over a year later.
Vice Pres. DICK CHENEY: ['Meet the Press,' September, 2002] On at least one occasion, we have reporting that places him in Prague with a senior Iraqi intelligence official a few months before the attack on the World Trade Center.
GREG THIELMANN, U.S. Dept. of State (1977-02): I think it's very unusual, the amount of influence they had. What seems to have happened is that the conclusions or the work that they did somehow entered from the side into the policy community--"
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Frontline: Truth, war and consequences: transcript | PBS
Frontline: Truth, war and consequences: transcript | PBS: