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"The Estimate's findings were a marked departure from earlier assessments of Iran's nuclear program. That it was instrumental in thwarting an attack on Iran is seen in President George W. Bush's own memoir in which he complains that the 'eye-popping' findings of the 2007 NIE stayed his hand: 'How could I possibly explain using the military to destroy the nuclear facilities of a country the intelligence community said had no active nuclear weapons program?'
"Presented this 23rd day of January 2013 at Oxford University by admirers of the example set by our former colleague, Sam Adams."