4,320. 12/19/2002

At the UN on December 19, 2002, chief UN weapons inspector Hans “Blix said ‘an opportunity was missed’ for Baghdad to come clean [on Iraq’s weapons programs], and told the Security Council in a closed briefing that there were ‘inaccuracies’ in Iraq’s claim that it had destroyed a huge stockpile of anthrax it had built up from 1988 to 1991. It was the first time the new inspectors suggested that Iraq had lied.”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 65

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