3,568. 5/29/2002

"On May 29 [2002], the former secretary of state in the Reagan administration, George P. Shultz…gave a hard-line speech at the dedication ceremony of the National Foreign Affairs Training Center outside Washington that was named after him. Shultz praised recent remarks by [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld that the battle had to be taken to the terrorists. He said the right to preempt terrorist attacks extended to threats within the borders of another country. He said this amounted to what he called not just hot pursuit but 'hot preemption.' "

 – Plan of Attack, Bob Woodward, 5/29/2002

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