4,418. 1/27/2003

“On January 27 [2003], [CIA Director George] Tenet was at a National Security Council meeting and the White House handed him a copy of a near-final version of the [upcoming State of the Union] speech, which was now loaded with references to assorted intelligence material and which included one sentence on the uranium-shopping-in-Africa claim. He put it into his briefcase and took it back to Langley [Virginia, CIA headquarters]. He handed it to an assistant and ordered that the draft be passed on to the director of intelligence directorate. Tenet never read it.”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 171

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