“The [Senate Intelligence Committee] report [released on July 9, 2004] reaches 117 separate conclusions about the October 2002 NIE [National Intelligence Estimate] and other matters relating to prewar intelligence about Iraq, and it is fair to say that almost every one contains a more or less stinging rebuke of the CIA. The report does not say, but unmistakably implies with persuasive detail, that the exaggerations, overstatements, and misreadings of the CIA’s estimate writers all fail in one direction–describing Iraq as more dangerous than it really was.”

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Page 19