5,811. 4/28/2004

“In a [April 28] 2004 interview, [Undersecretary of Defense for Policy] Douglas Feith explained that, after September 11, the [Bush] administration asked the question, ‘Was Iraq involved in 9/11? We found no hard link. What about Iraq-al Qaeda links in general? Well, there were some, but that wasn’t the essence of the Saddam Hussein threat. The danger of Saddam’s providing W.M.D. to al Qaeda or another terrorist group–there you had a real problem, because his record on W.M.D. was indisputable.”

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steve Simon, The Next Attack, Page 154

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