“Writing in [the October 27, 2003, issue of] The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh reports that while there is no consensus about the origin of the forgeries [of documents that ostensibly demonstrated an attempt by Saddam Hussein to purchase uranium from Niger], it ‘may have been done by a small group of disgruntled retired CIA clandestine operators [who] had banded together in the late summer of last year [2002] and drafted the fraudulent documents themselves.’ ”

 – Amy Goodman with David Goodman, The Exception to the Rulers, Page 265