5,796. 4/17/2004

On April 17, 2004, The Washington Post ran a front-page story, which read: ” ‘The intensive war planning throughout 2002 created its own momentum, according to Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward, fueled in part by the CIA’s conclusion that Saddam Hussein could not be removed from power except through a war and CIA Director George J. Tenet’s assurance to the President [Bush] that it was a *slam dunk* case that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.’ ” Tenet commented, “Yes, we at CIA had been wrong in believing that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.”

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Pages 479-481

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