4,666. 3/5/2003

“After lunch on March 5 [2003], [President] Bush met with a personal envoy who had been sent by Pope John Paul II to argue against the war. There would be civilian casualties, and it would deepen the gulf between the Christian world and the Muslim world, said the envoy…It would not be a just war, it would be illegal and it would not make things better. ‘Absolutely,’ the president rejoined, ‘it will make things better.’ ”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 332

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