When Bushs Treasury Secretary, Paul ONeill decided to collaborate with writer Ron Suskind to expose serious faults that Bush exhibited ONeill titled the story The Price of Loyalty. ONeill knew Bushs thoughts and mannerisms first hand. ONeills book would dominate media coverage until ONeill appeared on 60 Minutes. That interview would be conducted by Leslie Stahl and was broadcast January 11, 2004. Following that interview the mainstream media turned out the lights on any issue ONeills story raised. What happened at President Bushs first National Security Council meeting is one of ONeills most startling revelations, claims Stahl. Keep in mind that ONeill was one of a significant number of NSC members who had all heard the same issue. Not one of them (Colin Powell, Don Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, etc.) ever came forward to dispute Bushs objective now being revealed by ONeill. From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go, says ONeill, who adds that, going after Saddam was topic A 10 days after the inauguration eight months before September 11. Ron Suskind, the author of ONeills story added, From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime. Based on his interviews with O'Neill and several other officials at the meetings, Suskind writes that the planning envisioned peacekeeping troops, war crimes tribunals, and even divvying up Iraq's oil wealth. Treasury secretary, ONeill was a permanent member of the NSC (National Security Council). It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The President saying, Go find me a way to do this says ONeill. For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide is a really huge leap. ONeill added that, The discussion of Iraq continued at the next National Security Council meeting two days later.