3,627. 6/26/2002

“In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee [on June 26, 2002], Iraqi National Congress [INC] lobbyist Entifadh Qanbar describes the INC’s Information Collection Program, which is ‘designed to collect, analyze, and disseminate’ information from Iraq: ‘Defectors, reports, and raw intelligence are cultivated and analyzed and the results are reported through the INC newspaper [Al Mutamar], the Arabic and Western media, and to appropriate governmental, nongovernmental, and international agencies.’ The memo identifies John Hannah, a senior national-security aide to Vice President [Dick] Cheney, and William Luti, the deputy undersecretary of defense later in charge of the secret Iraq War-planning outfit, Office of Special Plans, as ‘U.S. governmental recipients’ of these reports.”

 – Frank Rich, The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Page 238

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