4,368. 1/15/2003

” ‘We know that the president [Bush] wants to keep North Korea out of the way so he can concentrate on Iraq,’ a senior British official in close consultations with the White House noted in January 2003. ‘They have remitted the issue to State [Department]…so that it does not get in the way’ of the plans for Saddam Hussein.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 425

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