Polls show Americans well-informed on those responsible for 9/11

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In a 1/7 Knight Ridder/Princeton Research poll, 44% said they thought "most" or "some" of the 9/11 hijackers were Iraqi citizens, while a 3/9 NYTimes/CBS News poll showed that 45% agreed that "Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."

In a recent speech, Presidential spokesperson Ari Fleischer denounced Iran for its well-known support for terrorist groups similar to Al Qaeda, and said the President was resolute in his determination to bring to justice all those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld warned Iranian President Seyed Mohammad Khatami to stop providing support to terrorists, and cited reports linking Iranian terrorist groups with associates of Osama bin Laden.

Secretary of State Colin Powell, in a speech before the United Nations Security Council, repeated administration demands that Iran must stop its attempts to develop weapons of mass destruction, and to "do more" to help bring to justice those responsible for 9/11.

President George W. Bush, in a televised speech to the nation today, vowed to "not back down" from his demands, supported by Tony Blair, that Iran quit providing asylum and support to Al Qaeda members, or to "suffer the consequences."

In a poll conducted after the President's speech, 44% said they thought "most" or "some" of the 9/11 hijackers were Iranian citizens, while another poll showed that 45% agreed that "Seyed Mohammad Khatami was personally involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."