5,818. 5/4/2004

According to former Iraq Survey Group leader David Kay’s May 4, 2004, report titled ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction: Lessons Learned and Unlearned:’ ” ‘The Iraqi defectors [seeking to support regime change in Iraq, such as the now-discredited Curveball] understood two things: one, we shared a mutual interest in regime replacement; and, two, the U.S. was very concerned about weapons of mass destruction,’ Kay said. ‘So they told us about weapons in order to get us to move against Saddam.’ ”

 – Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes, Page 566

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