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Bush's Speech Puts New Focus on State of Intelligence Data

In pressing his case for forceful action against Iraq, President Bush tonight cited intercepted communications, interrogations of prisoners, information from defectors and other unspecified intelligence as evidence that Saddam Hussein continues to build prohibited weapons and bankroll terrorist groups including Al Qaeda. As he spoke, American intelligence officials were still sorting out how much sensitive information on Iraq to declassify in order to help the White House make its case at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council next week. “Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications, and statements by people now in custody, reveal that Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaeda,” the president said in his speech tonight. Full Story

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