The Wilson Report
Compiled by washingtonpost.com
Monday, October 31, 2005
In early 2002 the Bush administration tried to flesh out reports that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, purchased in Niger.
Feb. 19: Valerie Plame introduced her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, at a CIA meeting about reports that Iraq tried to buy "yellowcake" uranium from Niger for nuclear weapons.
February: The CIA sent Wilson to Niger to investigate the reports. He concluded the reports were dubious.
March: Wilson briefed the CIA on his findings. The agency sent the White House a memo on his report.
Jan. 28: Bush included these 16 words in his State of the Union address: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
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