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Profile: Ron Suskind

 
  

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Ron Suskind actively participated in the following events:

 
  

Summer 2002      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       Reporter and author Ron Suskind meets with a unnamed senior adviser to Bush, who complains to Suskind about an article he recently wrote in Esquire magazine about Bush's communications director, Karen Hughes. In spite of his displeasure, the senior advisor says, boastfully: Guys like you are “in what we call the reality-based community”—people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” [The New York Times Magazine, 10/17/04]
People and organizations involved: Karen Hughes, Ron Suskind
          

(January 12, 2004)      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld telephones former treasury secretary Paul O'Neill and warns him that it might be against his best interest to go ahead with the publishing of The Price of Loyalty, an insider account of how Iraq quickly became the administration's focus once in office. The book, authored by journalist Ron Suskind, is based upon O'Neill's experience as secretary of the treasury. [Atlantic Monthly, 10/2004]
People and organizations involved: Donald Rumsfeld, Paul O'Neill, Ron Suskind
          

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