2,343. 9/5/2001

“Intelligence agents based in Iraq claimed that Saddam himself had retreated to one of his heavily fortified bunkers in the family fiefdom of Tikrit, in northern Iraq. …The clear implication was that Saddam had retreated to Tikrit in early September 2001 because he had prior warning of the September 11 attacks…” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Con Coughlin, Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Page xxv

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