4,599. 2/17/2003

In an interview conducted by Nicholas Lehman that was printed in The New Yorker on February 17, 2003, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, articulating the rationale for an Iraq invasion, said: ” ‘[T]here have always been three fundamental concerns. One is weapons of mass destruction, the second is support for terrorism, the third is the criminal treatment of the Iraqi people.’ ”

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 608

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