4,242. 11/26/2002

“On November 26 [2002], the day before the new team of UN weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix entered Iraq, General Tommy Franks, the head of Central Command, sent [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld a request to begin deploying 300,000 troops to the Gulf.”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 158

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