2,584. 9/13/2001

“After [Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul] Wolfowitz mentioned in a September 13 [2001] Pentagon press briefing that the [Bush] administration would make ‘ending states who sponsor terrorism’ a priority, [Secretary of State Colin] Powell publicly dissociated himself from this approach, saying, ‘Ending terrorism is where I would like to leave it…and let Mr. Wolfowitz speak for himself.’ ”

 – Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Pages 149-150

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