3,718. 8/14/2002

In a revised paper titled ‘Iraq: Goals, Objectives, Strategy’ that she circulated to the Principals, (the members of the National Security Council other than President Bush), on August 14, 2002, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice stated: ” ‘Free Iraq in order to:
*Eliminate Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their means of delivery and associate programs, to prevent Iraq from breaking out of containment and become a more dangerous threat to the region and beyond;
*End Iraqi threats to its neighbors;
*Stop the Iraqi government’s tyrannizing of its own population;
*Cut Iraqi links to and sponsorship of international terrorism;
*Maintain Iraq’s unity and territorial integrity; and
*Liberate the Iraqi people from tyranny and assist them in creating a society based on moderation, pluralism, and democracy.’ ”

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 288

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