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Context of 'April 13, 2003: Rumsfelds Says US Invasion of Iraq Aimed at Bring Democracy'

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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says in an interview, "Iraq is probably not a nuclear threat at the present time." (Leopold 6/27/2003)

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says that President Bush has not decided to go to war. (White House 9/16/2002; Associated Press 9/16/2002)

At a press briefing, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says, “There is no doubt in my mind but that they [Iraq] currently have chemical and biological weapons.” (Associated Press 1/7/2003)

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says on NBC’s Meet the Press: “The task is to create an environment that is sufficiently permissive that the Iraqi people can fashion a new government. And what they will do is come together in one way or another and select an interim authority of some kind. Then that group will propose a constitution and a more permanent authority of some kind. And over some period of months, the Iraqis will have their government selected by Iraqi people.” (MSNBC 4/13/2003)

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says, “I’ve not seen any indication that would lead me to believe that” Iraq had a hand in the 9/11 attacks. (Associated Press 9/16/2003)


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