547. 10/15/1992

“The CIA, in turn, passed along a sizable amount of money to the Rendon Group [an international strategic communications consultancy based in Washington, D.C.] to turn world opinion against Hussein. One of the company’s first actions was to create the Iraqi National Congress…as a Hussein opposition group; and in October 1992… [Potential Iraqi president] Ahmed Chalabi was placed in charge of the group.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 296

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