5,454. 10/27/2003

“Writing in [the October 27, 2003, issue of] The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh reports that while there is no consensus about the origin of the forgeries [of documents that ostensibly demonstrated an attempt by Saddam Hussein to purchase uranium from Niger], it ‘may have been done by a small group of disgruntled retired CIA clandestine operators [who] had banded together in the late summer of last year [2002] and drafted the fraudulent documents themselves.’ ”

 РAmy Goodman with David Goodman, The Exception to the Rulers, Page 265

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