"News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate."
DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connections
what is shocking is how quick and complete they have shot down this story.
i love the last line of this press release
" Individuals who leak or purport to leak classified information are doing serious harm to national security; such activity is deplorable and may be illegal."