1,711. 8/15/2000

“In an August 2000 report to Congress, the CIA said that Iraq was continuing to rebuild former dual-use chemical and biological plants, including one that Iraq claimed was making castor oil for brake fluid. Castor beans also contain ricin, a toxic biological agent, and in the same report, the CIA warned that Iraq was also developing unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disseminate such agents.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 29

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