3,266. 12/28/2001

“The subject [of invading Iraq] was not formally brought before the National Security Council until December 28 [2001], when [Central Command leader General Tommy] Franks traveled to Bush’s Crawford [Texas] ranch to update the vacationing president on his progress. The others sat in via videoconference…”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 375

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