Claim that weapons of mass destruction were in Iraq
'"The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason," Wolfowitz was quoted as saying in a Pentagon transcript of an interview with Vanity Fair.
The magazine's reporter did not tape the telephone interview and provided a slightly different version of the quote in the article: "For bureaucratic reasons we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction, because it was the one reason everyone could agree on." --USAToday.com, May 30, 2003.
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- "DoD News: Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Interview with Sam Tannenhaus <sic>, Vanity Fair" -- www.defenselink.mil May 29, 2003
- "Wolfowitz comments revive doubts over Iraq's WMD", USAToday.com, May 30, 2003