5,528. 12/17/2003

“It wasn’t until Wednesday [December 17, 2003] that Newsweek‘s prizewinning reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball offered the first challenge to the [Iraqi intelligence head Tahir Jalil] Habbush letter [which asserted operational connections between Iraq, 9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta and al Qaeda], citing the FBI’s evidence of Atta’s whereabouts during this period and saying that in Baghdad there was a bustling market for forged documents. Still, news programs, and especially Bill O’Reilly–with nearly 3 million viewers–continued to push the story.”

 – Ron Suskind, The Way of the World, Page 379

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