Senator: Bush misled US in run-up to Iraq war
WASHINGTON — A senator is releasing new information he says is evidence the Bush administration misled the U.S. in the run-up to war in Iraq.
Democrat Carl Levin is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He says a 2003 CIA cable warns against making references to claims that Mohammad Atta met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the Czech Republic before the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks. Atta is the man who led the Sept. 11 hijackers.
He says Bush officials used the unconfirmed meeting to link Iraq to Sept. 11 in the American public’s mind.
Levin is releasing a letter he received from CIA Director John Brennan who writes that no U.S. counterterrorism or FBI expert has said they have evidence or know that Atta was in Prague.
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