Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Where to Invade Next"

2nd NE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 31, 2008

Publisher Comments:

"About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, "Sir, you've got to come in and talk to me a second." I said, "Well, you're too busy." He said, "No, no." He says, "We've made the decision we're going to war with Iraq." This was on or about the twentieth of September..."

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, "Are we still going to war with Iraq?" And he said, "Oh, it¹s worse than that." He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, "I just got this down from upstairs" (meaning the Secretary of Defense¹s office) "today." And he said, "This is a memo that describes how we¹re going to take out seven countries in five years."
— General Wesley Clark, February 27, 2007

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