2,953. 10/15/2001

On October 15, 2001, “Nicolò Pollari, the newly appointed chief of SISMI [Italy’s national military intelligence agency], made his first visit to his counterparts in the CIA in the United States. Under pressure from conservative Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to turn over information that would be useful for America’s Iraq war policy, Pollari net ‘with top CIA officials to provide a SISMI dossier indicating that Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Niger,’ according to an article by Philip Giraldi in the American Conservative [on November 21, 2005].”

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 229

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