Woodward timeline of Bush denial

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December 2002: Special Assistant to Secretary Rumsfeld, Steven Herbits, Says Post War Planning is "Screwed Up". "At the Pentagon, on Thursday, December 5, 2002, in the middle of the most intense invasion planning for Iraq, Steve Herbits walked into Rumsfeld's office. "You're not going to be happy with what I'm going to tell you," he said…Herbits continued. "Now that I've got your attention, you have got to focus on the post-Iraq planning. It is so screwed up. We will not be able to win the peace." [p. 103]
August 2003: Coordinator for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council, Robert D. Blackwill, Tells Rice and Hadley "We're Losing". "After a couple of weeks, [Robert D.] Blackwill [the new coordinator for strategic planning on the NSC staff who Rice made point man for Iraq] told Rice and Hadley. 'We're losing. We're just losing this whole thing. The public opinion is going against us. This is awful. We're losing the battle for Iraq heart and soul.'" [p. 241]
September 2003: Herbits Tells Gingrich and Wolfowitz the President is Losing the Peace. Herbits, Wolfowitz and Gingrich meet for dinner at Les Halles to discuss the war. "The three chit-chatted briefly, and then Herbits stepped in. 'This is the premise of the meeting. The president is losing the peace. He is not going to get reelected unless we get this thing straightened out." [p. 250]
Ongoing: Secretary of State Colin Powell and Richard Armitage Wonder if the President Had…

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