5,435. 10/16/2003

On October 16, 2003, "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reportedly confided to his subordinates that more militants are joining the fight than the United States is 'capturing, killing, or deterring and dissuading' in Iraq and Afghanistan, an indirect reference to the high costs of the American-led invasion of Iraq."

 – Fawaz A. Gerges, The Far Enemy, 269-270

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