5,500. 12/9/2003

On December 9, 2003, “At the Pentagon, [Deputy Secretary of Defense] Paul Wolfowitz announces that companies from a number of countries that opposed the war in Iraq–including France, Germany and Russia–will be barred from bidding on reconstruction contracts in Iraq.”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 298

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