General Wesley Clark March 2, 2007, Democracy Now...
About ten days after 9/11 I went thru 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 gotta, come in, you gotta 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 20th of September. I said, "We're going to war with Iraq? Why?" He said, "I don't know." He said, "I guess they don't know what else to do."
So, I said, "Well did they find some information collect.. connecting Saddam to al queda?" He said, "No, no." He says, "There's nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq." He said, "I guess it's like, we don't know what to do about terrorists but we got a good military and we can take down governments and uh.." He said, "I guess if the only tool have is a hammer every problem has to look like a nail."
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