4,479. 2/5/2003

"So, on February 5 [2003, Secretary of State Colin] Powell made a special presentation before the UN Security Council concerning the Iraqi effort to develop and stockpile weapons of mass destruction. This presentation did not include the Africa claim [that Iraq tried to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger]. After carefully scrutinizing the intelligence, Powell had chosen not to use it–a decision that, in retrospect, was both wise and highly revealing."

 – What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, Scott McClellan, 2/5/2003

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