FBI: Iraqi interviews 'very helpful'
Thousands of interviews with recent Iraqi immigrants have given U.S. authorities ”very helpful” information about Saddam Hussein’s regime that officials hope can be used to help coalition forces topple the Iraqi dictator, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday. Mueller told a congressional subcommittee that more than 6,700 interviews by FBI agents — some involving former Iraqi government and military officials seeking asylum in this country — have yielded a ”wealth of information” about bunker locations, Iraq’s telecommunications networks and other ”structural” details. The 11,000 Iraqi immigrants targeted for voluntary interviews by the FBI since the war began also include academics, doctors and lawyers. The interviews offer a glimpse of the massive intelligence effort the U.S. government has launched to try to learn as much as possible about Saddam and his regime. Full Story