Branding Mr Suskind's book "gutter journalism", the White House flatly denied as "absurd" any notion that it had ordered any forgery.
Suskind writes that the letter's author, Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had been in contact with the Bush administration and MI6 before the March 2003 invasion.
"The White House had concocted a fake letter from Habbush to Saddam, backdated to July 1, 2001," Suskind writes.
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Only Two Days Left in Contest
Only two days left in our Win Dinner with Ralph E-mail Contest.
Many thousands of you have signed on.
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You bring us the e-mails of your friends, neighbors and countrymen.
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Nader/Gonzalez is an unconventional campaign, in many ways.
One, there is no national convention.
We're running as independents.
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