3,873. 9/15/2002

“In September 2002 the U.S. intelligence community prepared a comprehensive summary, called a National Intelligence Estimate, or NIE, of what it knew about ‘Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction’–the title of the ninety-two-page classified version of the report. …It reported that Iraq possessed chemical and biological weapons, was making advances in developing ways to weaponize and deliver biological weapons, and was ‘reconstituting its nuclear program.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco, Page 52

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