3,835. 9/8/2002

Then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice wrote: “In one now infamous case, we used the CIA’s assessment that the aluminum tubes [discovered in Iraq] were for centrifuges–a key element in a nuclear weapons program. I misspoke during one of the interviews [on CNN’s Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer on September 8, 2002], saying that the tubes could only be for nuclear use. In fact, I had meant to say that they were most likely for nuclear use and corrected the language in subsequent statements. But the misstatement was taken as evidence that we were inflating the evidence.”

 – Condoleezza Rice, No Higher Honor, Page 197

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