1,813. 1/5/2001

During the transitional period between the Clinton and Bush administrations in the first week of January 2001, outgoing National Security Advisor Sandy Berger met with his successor, Condoleezza Rice, at a briefing on terrorism. Afterwards, he told her: ” ‘I believe that the Bush Administration will spend more time on terrorism generally, and on al-Qaeda specifically, than any other subject.’ ” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Michael Elliott, “They Had a Plan,” Time, Aug. 4, 2002

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