4,260. 12/5/2002

“White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said on December 5, 2002: ‘The president of the United States [Bush] and the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld] would not assert as plainly and bluntly as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not true, and if they did not have a solid basis for saying it.’ ”

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Pages 138-139

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