3,073. 11/14/2001

In a speech to the Foreign Policy Relations Institute in Philadelphia on November 14, 2001, Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee Richard Perle said: " 'The question on my mind…is: Do we wait for Saddam and hope for the best? Do we wait and hope he doesn't do what we know [sic] he is capable of, which is distributing weapons of mass destruction to anonymous terrorists, or do we take preemptive action?' "

 – Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, 64

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