3,397. 2/16/2002

President Bush “signed a top-secret intelligence order on February 16, 2002, that authorized a range of CIA actions, including sabotage, disinformation, attacks on regime finances, and other potentially lethal activities, to depose Saddam. But the CIA proposal to also prepare for ‘day after’ activities was not approved. The White House, through National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, explicitly removed this proposed authority.”

 – Charles Duelfer, Hide and Seek, Pages 246-247

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