2,495. 9/11/2001

"From insider accounts, we now know that even as the Pentagon building was still burning on the morning of September 11 [2001], the neocons were trying to blame Iraq's Saddam Hussein for the attacks. [Secretary of Defense] Donald Rumsfeld told his aide Stephen Cambone to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement: 'Hard to get good case. Need to move swiftly. Near term target needs–go massive–sweep it all up, things related and not,' Cambone's notes read."

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, 64

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