5,058. 5/15/2003

“After learning of the problem [an unguarded weapons dump in Baghdad] in May 2003, an internal IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] memorandum was written alerting Washington that terrorists might be in the process of helping ‘themselves to the greatest explosives bonanza in history.’ The White House, however, ignored the warning. Thus, intent on finding the nuclear weapons that didn’t exist, Washington ignored the real weapons that did exist.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Pages 402-403

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