3,508. 4/15/2002

Author James Bamford quoted conservative journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave, the editor-at-large of The Washington Times: ” ‘When this writer first heard from prominent neoconservatives in April 2002 that war [with Iraq] was no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘when,’ the casus belli had little to do with WMDs’, he said. ‘The Bush administration, they explained, starkly and simply, had decided to redraw the geopolitical map of the Middle East.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 288

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