2,947. 10/15/2001

During a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney in October 2001, former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft said, in reference to the 9/11 attacks: ‘ “My God, it emerged from Afghanistan…just about the most backward, forgotten country on the planet. It shows how little we know about where the threats are coming from.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ron Suskind, The One Percent Doctrine, Page 32

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