I don’t know about you but when I hear the word imminent I think right now and immediately and within the next several weeks. Imminent threat was a huge part of the justification to invade Iraq. Condoleeza backs away:
"But [Iraq was] not an imminent threat," presses Stephanopoulous.
"George, the question of imminence isn’t whether or not someone will strike tomorrow, it’s whether you believe you’re in a stronger position today to deal with the threat or whether you’re going to be in a stronger position tomorrow," replies Rice. "It was the president’s assessment that the situation in Iraq was getting worse from our point of view."