Against All Enemies, by Richard Clarke: On War & PeaceQuicklink submitted by John Smith Permalink
|Donald Rumsfeld: 'No decent targets in Afghanistan, so bomb Iraq.' By the afternoon on Wednesday [after Sept. 11], Secretary Rumsfeld was talking about broadening the objectives of our response and 'getting Iraq.' Secretary Powell pushed back, urging a focus on Al Qaeda. Relieved to have some support, I thanked Colin Powell. 'I thought I was missing something here,' I vented. 'Having been attacked by al Qaeda, for us now to go bombing Iraq in response would be like our invading Mexico after the Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor.'|
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