4,359. 1/15/2003

“In January 2003, Paul Pillar, the national intelligence officer in charge of the Middle East, produced a high-level report examining the challenges the Bush administration would face in a post-Saddam Iraq. The paper made the obvious point: turning Iraq into a state even resembling a liberal democracy would be difficult.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Pages 198-199

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