“In 1997, a group of conservative thinkers, including a preponderance of former Reagan and Bush administration officials, founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Its first letter, written on January 26, 1998, called on President [Bill] Clinton to use military force to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein. The letter states that it ‘hardly needs to be added that if Saddam does acquire the capability to deliver weapons of mass destruction, as he is almost certain to do if we continue along the present course, the safety of American troops in the region, of our friends and allies like Israel and the moderate Arab states, and a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil will all be put at hazard.’ ”

 – Antonia Juhasz, The Bush Agenda, Pages 176-177