In August 2002, THE WEEKLY STANDARD published Fred Barnes' article "Mohamed Atta Was Here . . . And met with Saddam Hussein's man in Prague." In October 2002, James Risen's "The View from Prague: Prague Discounts an Iraqi Meeting," appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, reporting "The Czech president told the White House that there is no evidence to confirm reports that Mohamed Atta, a Sept. 11 hijacker, met with an Iraqi offical in Prague."
Risen, James, "Threats and Responses: The View from Prague; Prague Discounts An Iraqi Meeting, THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 21, 2002.