On November 21, 2001, President “Bush asked [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld to draw up new plans for attacking Iraq. ‘What kind of a war plan do you have for Iraq?’ Bush asked him. Rumsfeld then ordered an incredulous [Central Command leader General Tommy] Franks to draw up the plans. ‘Son of a bitch,’ Franks muttered under his breath.”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, Pages 64-65