4,008. 10/1/2002

“Before the war the CIA expressed ‘high confidence’ that once American soldiers had the run of Iraq they would find stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, mobile laboratories to make more, vigorous programs to buy uranium and develop atomic bombs, and much else confronting the United States with a ‘gathering threat’ or ‘growing danger’–words used by the President [Bush] and other high administration officials to summarize the intelligence laid out in a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) issued by the CIA on October 1, 2002.”

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Page 15

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