3,633. 7/5/2002

Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, Richard Haass, met with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice in early July 2002. When Haass brought up concerns about possibly going to war with Iraq, Rice responded: ” ‘You can save your breath, Richard. The president [Bush] has already made up his mind on Iraq.’ ” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Richard N. Haass, War of Necessity, War of Choice, Page 5

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