5,557. 1/15/2004

“Even as late as January 15, 2004, U.S. Vice President [Dick] Cheney, referring to the threat of a terrorist attack in the United States, is reported to have said that the battle [against terrorism], like the Cold War, could last generations and that a new kind of mobilization was needed, requiring more overseas bases so the United States could wage war quickly around the globe.”

 – Hans Blix, Disarming Iraq, Page 58

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