Rumsfeld’s slippery memory

April 4, 2014 2:47 AM

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Rumsfeld’s slippery memory

In the Errol Morris documentary “The Unknown Known,” released this week, Donald Rumsfeld summarily dismisses the idea that the American public might have been misled into believing that Saddam Hussein was somehow involved in the 9/11 terror attacks. “I don’t remember anyone in the Bush administration saying anything like that, nor do I recall anyone believing that,” he tells Morris.

But a newly unearthed document reveals just how tenaciously Rumsfeld himself clung to the idea. Confronted by briefers that there was zero evidence to support the claim that lead 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta had secretly met with an Iraqi intelligence agent in Prague prior to the attack, Rumsfeld pus...

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