4,358. 1/15/2003

“It was in this WINPAC [Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation and Arms Control Center] office that [author James] Bamford’s informant worked at the turn of the year 2002-2003. In January [2003] the informant’s boss at WINPAC convened about fifty people in a meeting to bolster the case for WMDs, described by Bamford in A Pretext for War. And he said, ‘You know what–if [President] Bush wants to go to war, it’s your job to give him a reason to do so.’ Thoroughly disgusted, Bamford’s informant quit WINPAC but moved on to another intelligence office where he continues to do roughly the same work.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Page 21

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