4,320. 12/21/2002

On December 21, 2002, CIA Director “George Tenet arrived at the White House with John McLaughlin, a career intelligence analyst who had risen to become the CIA’s deputy director, to outline the case for WMDs [in Iraq]. …the president [Bush] was unimpressed. ‘This is the best we’ve got?’ Bush asked Tenet. ‘George, how confident are you?’ ‘Don’t worry,’ said Tenet, in a remark widely quoted, ‘it’s a slam dunk.’ ”

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Page 20

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