408. 11/25/1990

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney discussed Saddam's weapons programs on CBS's Face The Nation on November 25, 1990. "Asked specifically about the status of Iraq's nuclear program, Cheney shared the assessments he'd gotten, including the one provided by the Israelis: 'There are a lot of estimates. They range through worst-case assumption–a matter of a year or less to having some kind of a crude device–to one to five to ten years in terms of having a deliverable weapon. The experts are all over the lot. What we do know is, he's doing everything he can to acquire the capability.' "

 – Stephen F. Hayes, Cheney, 241

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