4,337. 1/5/2003

“After the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the resumption of weapons inspections in Iraq, [President] Bush became increasingly impatient with their effectiveness and the role of chief weapons inspector Hans Blix. Shortly after New Year’s 2003, he told Rice at his Texas ranch: ‘We’re not winning. Time is not on our side here. Probably going to have to, we’re going to have to go to war.’ “ [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – William Hamilton, “Bush Began to Plan War Three Months After 9/11,” The Washington Post, April 17, 2004

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