3,605. 6/14/2002

Explaining the Bush Administration’s rationale for war against Iraq in The Wall Street Journal on June 14, 2002, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice stated: ” ‘It is not because you have some chain of evidence saying Iraq may have given a weapon to al-Qaeda. …It is because Iraq is one of those places that is hostile to us and, frankly, irresponsible and cruel enough to make this available.’ ”

 – Con Coughlin, Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Page xxix

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