After testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on September 18, 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald “Rumsfeld made a revealing statement about his own thoughts regarding what Iraq might look like once an American operation had ended. ‘Going the next step,’ he said, ‘and beginning to talk about democracy or things like that is a step I can’t go,’ he said.”

 – Dov S. Zakheim, A Vulcan’s Tale, Pages 185-186