The Iran Connection

The Administration has already drawn fire for overstating its claims of a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq. Now the report due this week from the bipartisan commission on the origins of the 9/11 attacks will suggest that the Administration may have focused its energy on the wrong country. Sources tell TIME the commission will present new evidence of contacts between al-Qaeda and Iran.

A senior U.S. official says the commission has uncovered evidence suggesting that 8 to 10 of the 14 "muscle" hijackers--those who helped gain control of the four 9/11 aircraft and subdue the crew and passengers --passed through...

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