Wolfowitz, who served as Deputy Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration, began advocating an attack on Iraq shortly after the Sep. 11 attacks, established “what amounted to a separate government” to push for war and invited journalists to secret meetings in order to lay out the foundation for his plans. Wolfowitz established the Office of Special Plans in the Pentagon that ignored the conclusions of the intelligence community and fed policy makers and the media discredited claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Report: CIA Bought Hundreds of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction in ‘Operation Avarice’
A mysterious seller.
Internationally condemned chemical weapons.
Until recently, the whole thing was a secret — and even now the Pentagon is cagey about its involvement.
Working with the U.S. military, the CIA purchased some 400 Borak rockets from an Iraqi seller between 2005 and 2006, uncovering and destroying reserves of sarin nerve agent, the New York Times reported.
The name of the program: Operation Avarice.