4,053. 10/7/2002

According to a New York Times article on July 13, 2003: “a claim that Saddam Hussein had tried to buy 550 tons of uranium ore from Niger had been dropped from a speech given by President Bush in Cincinnati [Ohio] back on October 7, 2002. CIA director George Tenet, the story said, had personally warned deputy national security adviser Steve Hadley that the claim couldn’t be supported by solid intelligence.”

 – Scott McClellan, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, Page 177

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