Friday, November 04, 2005

Italian Lawmaker Says Secret Service Warned U.S. That Uranium Documents Were Fake

11/03/05 "AP" -- -- ROME -- Italian secret services warned the United States months before it invaded Iraq that a dossier about a purported Saddam Hussein effort to buy uranium in Africa was fake, a lawmaker said Thursday after a briefing by the nation's intelligence chief.

"At about the same time as the State of the Union address, they (Italy's SISMI secret services) said that the dossier doesn't correspond to the truth," Sen. Massimo Brutti told journalists after the parliamentary commission was briefed.

Brutti said the warning was given in January 2003, but he did not know whether it was made before or after President Bush's speech.

The United States and Britain used the claim that Saddam was seeking to buy uranium in Niger to bolster their case for the war. The intelligence supporting the claim later was deemed unreliable.


Blogger G_in_AL said...

And other press says "no they didnt".

November 04, 2005 6:32 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Yes I agree , it is up in the air

but if it lands head first , there will be one hell of a bang !!

November 04, 2005 7:01 pm  

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