5,214. 7/11/2003

On July 11, 2003, “the CIA sent its statement [regarding intelligence of Niger selling yellowcake uranium to Iraq]–written in [CIA Director George] Tenet’s name–to the White House. …The statement was hedged and more equivocal than Bush officials had anticipated–and it even undercut the White House’s claim that the whole Niger mess had been the CIA’s fault…Tenet’s statement…was as much a defense as a surrender.”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 275

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