6,456. 9/5/2005

In early September 2005, when asked by President Bush’s speechwriter Mike Gerson why he supported the war in Iraq, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger replied: “Because Afghanistan wasn’t enough. …The Iraq War was essential to send a larger message, ‘in order to make a point that we’re not going to live in this world that they want for us.’ ” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Page 408

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