2,641. 9/15/2001

According to a March 21, 2004, interview on 60 Minutes, counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke said: “In the days after 9/11 [2001], [President Bush] pushed him to tie Iraq to the attacks: ‘The president dragged me into a room with a couple of other people, shut the door, and said, *I want you to find whether Iraq did this.* Now he never said, *Make it up.* But the entire conversation left me in absolutely no doubt that George Bush wanted me to come back with a report that said Iraq did this.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, Without Precedent, Page 156

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