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Iraq War / Eisner Interview / The Italian Letter #856777

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007
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[President BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sought uranium from Africa.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Taped interview held with "The Italian Letter" co-author Peter Eisner about the complicated start of the war in Iraq based on the "Italian letter" that was a fake; details given about the document used by the administration in 2003. [EISNER - talks about the role of Vice President Dick Cheney in developing the war and the questioning of his role by White House adviser Karl Rove; states the Italian letter supposedly from the president of Niger to Saddam had an error in it and other documents were easily found to be false; indicates the Bush administration knew the nuclear threat would be a way for Bush to get to the American people; comments on the feelings of Italian writer Elizabetta Burba‡, who gave up the letter thus helping feed the war; reiterates the document could easily have been proven wrong thus making it impossible for the Niger claims to be promoted; comments further on Cheney's role.]

Roberts, John

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