Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
November 20, 2003
At honor cordon for the Nicaraaguan Defense Minister, before arrival at Pentagon.
CNN: Any comment for us on the Istanbul Bombings?
Sec Rumsfeld: Good morning. They’re still pulling together information on it, and I think I’d prefer to uh, to wait until there’s harder information
CNN: Turkey was already reluctant to participate in the coalition; do you think this will change things further?
Sec Rumsfeld: I said I would rather, first of all, I don’t even know that what you’re saying is correct. Indeed it’s not correct. The premise of your question is inaccurate.