3,842. 9/11/2002

On September 11, 2002, Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen “Hadley’s office asked the CIA to clear language so that President Bush could issue a statement saying, ‘Within the past few years, Iraq has resumed efforts to purchase large quantities of a type of uranium oxide known as yellowcake. …The regime was caught trying to purchase 500 metric tons of this material. It takes about 10 tons to produce enough enriched uranium for a single nuclear weapon.’ ”

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 259

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