3,420. 3/5/2002

"On March 5, 2002, two CIA officers debriefed [envoy to Niger, Joseph] Wilson at his home. …The former ambassador summarized his discussions with the ex-Nigerian leaders and explained his view that a uranium deal of this kind [500 tons of yellowcake to be sold to Iraq] would be nearly impossible to pull off. One of the CIA officers wrote up a report and sent it to a colleague who…rewrote the report. The rewritten report was then disseminated within the intelligence community. …The CIA didn't brief [Vice President Dick] Cheney on Wilson's trip."

 – Hubris, Michael Isikoff and David Corn, 3/5/2002

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