Monday, July 05, 2004

Scoop: Wolfowitz: Iraq Was Not Involved In 9-11 Attacks

Scoop: Wolfowitz: Iraq Was Not Involved In 9-11 Attacks: "Wolfowitz: Iraq Was Not Involved In 9-11 Attacks
Article: Jason Leopold

Wolfowitz: Iraq Was Not Involved In 9-11 Terrorist Attacks, No Ties To Al-Qaeda
By Jason Leopold
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, one of the main architects for the war in Iraq, admitted for the first time that Iraq had nothing to do with the September 11 terrorist attacks, contradicting public statements made by senior White House and Pentagon officials whose attempt to link Saddam Hussein and the terrorist organization al-Qaeda was cited by the Bush administration as one of the main reasons for launching a preemptive strike in March against Iraq.
In an interview with conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham, Wolfowitz was asked when he first came to believe that Iraq was behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
�I�m not sure even now that I would say Iraq had something to do with it,� Wolfowitz said in the interview, aired Friday, a transcript of which can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/tr20030801-depsecdef0526.html> http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/tr20030801-depsecdef0526.html
Wolfowitz�s answer confirms doubts long held by critics of the Iraq war that the Bush administration had no evidence linking Iraq to 9-11 or al-Qaeda, but simply used the horrific terrorist attacks as a reason to overthrow Saddam Hussein and his Baathist regime."

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