4,363. 1/15/2003

“A National Intelligence Council paper in January 2003 titled, ‘Can Iraq Ever Become a Democracy?’ said that ‘Iraqi political culture is so imbued with norms alien to the democratic experience…that it may resist the most vigorous and prolonged democratic treatments.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page 425

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