SUSKIND: Anxiety Over Wilson and Plame Led Bush Administration To Pay Iraqi 'Hush Money' On WMDQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Suskind revealed to Olbermann more steps the administration took after Wilson's op-ed. In 2003, the Bush administration tried to bury statements by head of Iraqi intelligence, Tahir Jalil Habbush, that Saddam Hussein had no WMD. According to former CIA agent Rob Maguire, the decision to then pay Habbush $5 million in hush money came after the run-in with Plame and Wilson. Suskind has Maquire on tape making this assertion.|
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