5,644. 2/24/2004

“In the public portion of his February [24] 2004 worldwide threat assessment to Congress, [Director of Central Intelligence George] Tenet noted that Bin Ladin considered the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction to be a ‘religious obligation.’ He warned that al Qaeda ‘continues to pursue its strategic goal of obtaining a nuclear capability.’ Tenet added that ‘more than two dozen other terrorist groups are pursuing CBRN [chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear] materials.’ ”

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 380

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