3,697. 8/4/2002

Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to President George H.W. Bush, appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation on August 4, 2002: “…he warned that a unilateral invasion of Iraq could destabilize the Middle East and undermine efforts to defeat international anti-American militant groups. ‘It’s a matter of setting your priorities,’ he said. ‘There’s no question that Saddam is a problem. He has already launched two wars and spent all the resources he can working on his military. But the president [George W. Bush] has announced that terrorism is our number one focus. Saddam is a problem, but he’s not a problem because of terrorism.’ ”

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 243

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