U.S., British Reports on Niger-Iraq Connection One argument used to justify the attack on Iraq last year -- allegation that Saddam Hussein's regime tried to buy Uranium from Niger -- has been explained somewhat by recent intelligence reports. The Butler report in Britain and the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report have shed light on how suspicions spread about the African nation. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.
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One argument used to justify the attack on Iraq last year — allegation that Saddam Hussein's regime tried to buy Uranium from Niger — has been explained somewhat by recent intelligence reports. The Butler report in Britain and the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report have shed light on how suspicions spread about the African nation. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.