6,005. 7/7/2004

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq was delivered on July 7, 2004. On the subject of Iraq attempting to procure uranium from Niger, it read: ” ‘U.S. Embassy Niamey [Niger] disseminated a cable on a recent meeting between the ambassador and the Director General of Niger’s French-led consortium. The Director General said *there was no possibility* that the government of Niger had diverted any of the 3,000 tons of yellowcake produced in its two uranium mines.’ ”

 – Frank Rich, The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Pages 231-232

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