On January 26, 1998, the Project for the New American Centuryreleased an open letter to President [Bill] Clinton, calling for removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power. The letter argued that diplomacy had failed and military engagement was required. In particular, it focused on the threat Hussein posed to ‘a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil.’ Among the signatories were Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Zalmay Zhalilzad, Robert Zoellick, and John Bolton.”

 – Antonia Juhasz, The Bush Agenda, Pages 38-39