5,412. 10/7/2003

“Even if it were eventually determined that there were no weapons [of mass destruction in Iraq], [Secretary of State Colin] Powell said [in an October 7, 2003, column in The Washington Post], the ‘harrowing possibility’ that they might have existed–and that they ‘could’ have found their way into the hands of international terrorists–was ample justification for U.S. action.”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Pages 481-482

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