2,654. 9/15/2001

In a war cabinet meeting at Camp David on September 15, 2001, “When [Secretary of State Colin] Powell remarked that the international coalition that was quickly coming together against al-Qaeda would likely fall apart if the military targets went beyond Afghanistan, the president [Bush] shrugged and said he didn’t care if they had to go it alone.”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 352

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