2,532. 9/12/2001

At a CIA dinner on September 12, 2001, Deputy Chief of MI5 (U.K.’s counterintelligence and security agency) Eliza Manninghan-Buller said: ” ‘I hope we can all agree that we should concentrate on Afghanistan, and not launch any attacks against Iraq.’ …Their message…reflected deep concern that the Bush Administration might be subject to…the exploitation of the tragedy to advance other political agendas. [CIA Director George] Tenet gave his word that action against Iraq was off the table. …’Some might want to link the issues but none of us want to go that route.’ ”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 28-29

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