6,717. 5/24/2006

On “Wednesday, May 24 [2006], the intelligence division of the Joint Staff…circulated an intelligence assessment, classified SECRET, that showed that the forces of terror in Iraq were not in retreat. It was a stunning refutation of the president’s [Bush’s] forecasts, most recently just two days earlier in Chicago.”

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Page 471

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