3,740. 8/16/2002

“On August 16 [2002], the president [Bush] met with the NSA [National Security Agency] via secure video. The sole purpose was for [Secretary of State Colin] Powell to make his pitch about going to the UN. …Fine, Bush finally said, approving the general idea of a speech to the UN about Iraq.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 161

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