3,589. 6/1/2002

In his commencement address at West Point on June 1, 2002, President Bush said: ” ‘Deterrence, the promise of massive retaliation against nations, means nothing to shadowy terrorist networks with no nation or citizens to defend.’ He added, ‘Containment is not possible when unbalanced dictators with weapons of mass destruction can deliver those weapons or secretly provide them to terrorist allies.’ ”

 – Jeffrey Record, Wanting War, Page 99

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