3,788. 9/2/2002

“On September 2 [2002], the president [Bush] had lunch with an unhappy [Secretary of State Colin] Powell and told him, with [National Security Advisor Condoleezza] Rice at the table, that he was skeptical that weapons inspections would work [in Iraq] but that he was committed to going to the U.N. to try.”

 – Elisabeth Bumiller, Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, Page 191

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