“In early May [2002], officials…from within the U.S. intelligence community put out word through Newsweek magazine that there was nothing to the Iraqi [-al Qaeda] connection. The magazine reported in its April 28, 2002, edition that the Czech government had backed away from initial conclusions about the meeting between [lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed] Atta and [second secretary of the Iraqi consulate in Prague, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir] al-Ani.”

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Page 163