"That night, on 9/11, Rumsfeld came over and the others, and the president finally got back, and we had a meeting. And Rumsfeld said, You know, we’ve got to do Iraq, and everyone looked at him—at least I looked at him and Powell looked at him—like, What the hell are you talking about? And he said—I’ll never forget this—There just aren’t enough targets in Afghanistan. We need to bomb something else to prove that we’re, you know, big and strong and not going to be pushed around by these kind of attacks." - Richard Clarke, chief White House counterterrorism adviser. Vanity Fair Magazine.I'm not sure why this surprises anyone, but Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC just refused to believe it. If it wasn't true, wouldn't Clarke be concerned Powell would deny it? The neocons were looking for any reason to hit Iraq. Seven years later and the World is still dealing with the consequences. That picture is just spooky. The men and woman in that room are responsible for so much destruction and have yet to face consequences themselves.
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