4,040. 10/4/2002

Army Major General James ‘Spider’ Marks met with experts on Iraq and WMD at the Defense Intelligence Agency on October 4, 2002. They presented him with a list of 946 potential WMD sites. ” ‘I was shocked at the lack of detail,’ he said later. These were supposed to be some of the smartest, most dedicated men and women working on WMD intelligence in Iraq. …What Marks was confronting was a decade of intelligence blindness. In fact, he realized, of the 946 sites on the WMD site list, he couldn’t say with confidence that there were any weapons of mass destruction or stockpiles at a single site.”

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Page 96

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