5,975. 6/28/2004

In an interview that ran in Time magazine on June 28, 2004, former President Bill Clinton said: ” ‘After 9/11, let’s be fair here, if you had been President, you’d think, Well, this fellow bin Laden just turned these three airplanes full of fuel into weapons of mass destruction, right?…Well, my first responsibility now is to try everything possible to make sure that this terrorist network and other terrorist networks cannot reach chemical and biological weapons or small amounts of fissile material. I’ve got to do that. That’s why I supported the Iraq thing. There was a lot of stuff unaccounted for. So I thought the President [Bush] had an absolute responsibility to go to the UN and say, *Look, guys, after 9/11, you have got to demand that Saddam Hussein lets us finish the inspection process.* You couldn’t responsibly ignore [the possibility that] a tyrant had these stocks. I never really thought he’d [use them]. What I was far more worried about was that he’d sell this stuff or give it away. …When you’re the President, and your country has just been through what we had, you want everything to be accounted for.’ ”

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 358

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