A senior Iraqi intelligence officer reportedly made three visits to Sudan, finally meeting Bin Laden in 1994

A senior Iraqi intelligence officer reportedly made three visits to Sudan, finally meeting Bin Laden in 1994 The Administration has said, however, that it was worried about a number of contacts between Iraq and al-Qaeda, including contacts between senior Iraqi intelligence officers and senior members of al-Qaeda. Bin Laden is said to have requested space to establish training camps, as well as assistance in procuring weapons, but Iraq apparently never responded. There have been reports that contacts between Iraq and Al Qaeda also occurred after Bin Laden returned to Afghanistan, but they do not appear to have resulted in a collaborative relationship. Two senior Bin Laden associates have adamantly denied that any ties existed between Al Qaeda and Iraq. [Emphasis added] So for the White House memo to be conveying truthful information, the Bush administration would need to have followed up any references to” contacts between Iraq and al-Qaeda” with reminders that the intelligence community saw no indication that those contacts were fruitful–and that in some cases entreaties were apparently rebuffed.