4,469. 1/31/2003

” ‘After September the 11th, the doctrine of containment just doesn’t hold any water, as far as I’m concerned,’ is how President Bush characterized the new stance in a [January 31, 2003] news conference with Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain a few weeks before the war [in Iraq] began.”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 4

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