4,577. 2/15/2003

“When Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki told Congress in February 2003, just weeks before the invasion, that several hundred thousand troops would be needed in postwar Iraq, both [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld and [Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul] Wolfowitz publicly attacked him, since they had both been arguing that the war could be won with a much smaller force.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Risen, State of War, Page 135

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