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Monday, July 12, 2004
Alec over at Error Theory points out that the CIA has offered no evidence to contradict a Czech intelligence report that in 2001, 9/11 ring-leader and chief hijacker, Mohammed Atta, travelled to the Czech Republic to meet with a spy at the Iraqi embassy.

The CIA has rejected the report as little more than rumor; but despite the CIA's dismissal, the Czech government has continued to stand by its account. Error Theory continues:

Further, the Czechs not only continue to stand by their Atta-Ani claim, but have corroborated it by sleuthing Al Ani's datebook from the Iraqi embassy in Prague. Atta described himself on his passport as "a Hamburg student." Ani's schedule notes a meeting on the day in question with a "Hamburg student." Yet outgoing CIA chief George Tenet claimed this week that the agency is "increasingly skeptical" of the Czech intelligence.

Though the Democrats and the media have already determined in their own minds that there was no relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda, and that Bush and Cheney are dirty liars for suggesting otherwise, the mass of circumstantial evidence indicates that there was at least some low-level communication between the two camps in the years preceding the 9/11 attacks.

And then there's the picture that's worth a pre-emptive war: