5,431. 10/15/2003

“CENTCOM [Central Command] did not even begin reconstruction planning [in Iraq] until five months after the fall of Baghdad [October 2003]. But by that time, the Iraqi insurgency was in full swing, and the reconstruction plan was quickly junked in favor of a counterinsurgency plan, which also had not been worked on prior to the fall of Baghdad.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Matthew M. Aid, The Secret Sentry, Page 264

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