1,708. 8/15/2000

“[I]n an unclassified report to Congress published in August 2000, the CIA stated: ‘We assess that since the suspension of UN inspections in December of 1998, Baghdad has had the capability to reinitiate both its CW [chemical weapons] and BW [biological weapons] programs within a few weeks to months, but without an inspection monitoring program, it is difficult to determine if Iraq has done so.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 226

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