3,881. 9/15/2002

“The drafters of the Pentagon resolution [demanding Saddam Hussein’s cooperation with weapons inspectors and an end to his weapons programs] were infuriated just days after [President] Bush’s [September 12, 2002] U.N. speech when Iraq presented the United Nations with a letter saying that the inspectors were welcome back into the country. Irritation with the ploy was further inflamed by the knowledge that [U.N. Secretary-General] Kofi Annan himself had helped the Iraqis fashion the communication to address U.S. concerns.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Pages 414-415

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