3,843. 9/11/2002

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed on September 11, 2002, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan “implored the president [Bush] to provide facts instead of sermons in making his case [for war in Iraq]. ‘ *Saddam is evil* is not enough,’ she wrote. ‘A number of people are evil, and some are even our friends. *Saddam has weapons of mass destruction* is not enough. A number of countries do. What the people need now is hard data that demonstrate conclusively that Saddam has weapons of mass destruction which he is readying to use on the people of the U.S. or the people of the West.’ ”

 – Frank Rich, The Greatest Story Ever Sold, Page 61

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