3,429. 3/5/2002

“A few days later [early March, 2002], [former ambassador Joe] Wilson returned from Niger and told CIA officials that he had found no evidence to support the story about the alleged uranium deal [with Iraq]. By now the Niger reports had been discredited more than half a dozen times–by the French in 2001, by the CIA in Rome and in Langley [Virginia], by the State Department’s INR [Bureau of Intelligence and Research], by some analysts in the Pentagon, by the ambassador to Niger, by Wilson, and yet again by the State Department.” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 241

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