6,834. 9/11/2006

“Citing an August 2006 Marine intelligence report, an article in the Washington Post [on September 11, 2006] claimed that the Iraqi province of Anbar, a Sunni-majority area on Iraq’s western border, was ‘lost’ to the enemy. ‘[T]he prospects for securing that country’s western Anbar province are dim. …There is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social situation there,’ it concluded.”

 – Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown, Page 699

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