“[A] US right-wing think-tank, Project for the New American Century, had written to President [Bill] Clinton in January [26] 1998 to say that current policy towards Iraq was not succeeding and demanding military action to overthrow the regime. They were very critical of Clinton’s policy of containment. The letter was signed by Elliot Abrams, Richard L. Armitage, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Robert B. Zoellick, all of whom were to be appointed to the Bush administration which took office in January 2001.”

 – Clare Short, An Honourable Deception?, Page 92