4,916. 4/7/2003

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a press briefing on April 7, 2003. "Asked whether he was supporting [Iraqi National Congress leader] Ahmed Chalabi, or endorsing him for any role in a postwar Iraq, Rumsfeld replied, 'Of course not. I just said that the Iraqi people are going to make these decisions. Clearly, the United States is not going to impose a government on Iraq.' "

 – Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld, 176-177

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