5,289. 7/29/2003

On July 29, 2003, “David Kay [formerly] of the Iraq Survey Group briefed the president [Bush], [Vice President Dick] Cheney, [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld, [CIA Director George] Tenet, [National Security Advisor Condoleezza] Rice, [Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul] Wolfowitz, and other top aides on the fact that his group had found no evidence of WMDs in Iraq. Describing the president’s reaction… Kay said: ‘I’m not sure I’ve spoken to anyone at that level who seemed less inquisitive. He was interested but not pressing any questions. …I cannot stress too much that the president was the one in the room who was the least unhappy and the least disappointed about the lack of WMDs. …Here was an individual who was oblivious to the problems created by the failure to find WMDs.’ “ [Editor’s note: the author incorrectly identified this quote as having taken place on July 29, 2004.]

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 317

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