4,584. 2/15/2003

In February 2003, “Jacques Baute, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s [IAEA’s] Iraq nuclear verification office, examined electronic copies of the Niger [yellowcake uranium] documents that had finally been forwarded to the IAEA by the United States. Astonishingly, the Bush administration had attached a note to the documents. ‘We cannot confirm these reports and have questions regarding some specific claims,’ it said.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 289

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