3,137. 11/27/2001

In preparation for his meeting with U.S. Central Command leader General Tommy Franks on November 27, 2001, to discuss an Iraq invasion plan, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made notes to Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith: “In the larger war [on terror], Rumsfeld said, the chief strategic danger was that an extremist group could obtain a biological or nuclear weapon. Saddam’s record on WMD and terrorism made us worry that Iraq might be the supplier. So the Iraq campaign, he concluded, should ‘focus on WMD.’ It should do everything possible to prevent Iraq from providing WMD to terrorists for use against the United States.”

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Pages 219-220

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