5,651. 2/28/2004

“In addition to looking for WMD, NSA [National Security Agency] also played a large role in the Bush administration’s efforts to spy on the United Nations weapons inspectors and pressure undecided members of the UN Security Council to vote in favor of its go-to-war resolution. …Among those high on NSA’s list was Hans Blix, the chief of the Iraq weapons inspectors.” According to the British publication The Guardian, on February 28, 2004, “Blix said: ‘You are cooperating with the people who sit across the desk one day and if the next they are listening to you, it is an unpleasant feeling.’ ”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Pages 358-359

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