DITSUM No. 044-02, February 2002
This would be "Defense Intelligence Terrorism Summary No. 044-02."
This document from the agency I worked for (DIA) threw cold water on the information provided by al-Libi, a key source in the US government’s attempts to "connect the dots" between the Iraqi government and AQ.
This was in EARLY 2002!!! Al-Libi’s claims to know all about the supposed connection between Saddam and AW were judged by DIA to be doubtful way back then.
How did Jehl get this document? Looks like someone in DIA has had enough abuse and "isn’t going to stand for it anymore."
"In an interview on Friday, Mr. Levin also called attention to a portion of the D.I.A. report that expressed skepticism about the idea of close collaboration between Iraq and Al Qaeda, an idea that was never substantiated by American intelligence but was a pillar of the administration’s prewar claims.
“Saddam’s regime is intensely secular and is wary of Islamic revolutionary movements,’’ the D.I.A. report said in one of two declassified paragraphs. “Moreover, Baghdad is unlikely to provide assistance to a group it cannot control.’’ Douglas Jehl