4,073. 10/8/2002

On October 8, 2002, "CIA Director George Tenet declassified a letter he had sent to Senator Bob Graham [D-FL], chairman of the Senate committee. …It stated that the CIA has concluded that 'Baghdad for now appears to be drawing a line short of conducting terrorist attacks with conventional or CBW (chemical or biological weapons) against the United States. Should Hussein conclude that a U.S. led attack [against him] could no longer be deterred, he probably would become much less constrained in adopting terrorist actions.' Clear translation: Saddam Hussein was not an imminent threat to the security of this country, and would not use any of his chemical and biological weapons against us unless we attacked him first; that is, he would only use these weapons in self-defense."

 – The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Vincent Bugliosi, 10/8/2002

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