President Phoned President Bush About Atta
21, 2002, the James Risen reported on its front page
that: "The Czech president, Vaclav Havel, has quietly
told the White House he has concluded that there is
no evidence to confirm earlier reports that Mohamed
Atta, the leader in the Sept. 11 attacks, met with an
Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague just months before
the attacks on New York and Washington."
23, repeating its scoop, a New York Time editorial,
entitled "The Illusory Prague Connection," cited the
phone conversation between Havel and the White House
evidence that President Bush knew the Prague link between
Iraq and terrorism was illusionary.