3,725. 8/15/2002

“When Jalal Talabani and other Iraqi opposition leaders had gone to Washington to confer with [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld and [Vice President Dick] Cheney in August 2002, he had warned about the potential for looting. There were many poor people in Baghdad, he cautioned, and they were likely to take the law into their own hands. The concerns had been duly noted by the [Bush] administration.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor, Cobra II, Page 180

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