6,033. 7/15/2004

Shortly after CIA Director George Tenet declared his resignation on July 11, 2004, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage turned down the job. “Armitage concluded that the penalty for disagreement in the Bush White House was an implied or explicitly stated accusation that you were not on the team. …’Their idea of diplomacy,’ Armitage said to Powell once, ‘is to say, *Look fucker, you do what we want.* ‘ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Pages 328-329

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