3,787. 9/1/2002

“In a September 1, 2002, interview with the BBC, [Secretary of State Colin] Powell said weapons inspectors should return to Iraq as a first step in dealing with Saddam. This contradicted the Defense [Department’s] point of view, which [Vice President Dick] Cheney shared, that inspectors would not be of great use.”

 – Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Pages 153-154

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