Tuesday, February 12, 2008


If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you. As our coalition takes away their power, we will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free. In a free Iraq, there will be no more wars of aggression against your neighbors, no more poison factories, no more executions of dissidents, no more torture chambers and rape rooms. The tyrant will soon be gone. The day of your liberation is near.
George W. Bush/March 17, 2003

The question in my mind is: How many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is: Not very damned many.

Dick Cheney/1992

Saddam Hussein has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors.
Colin Powell/February 2001

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.
Dick Cheney/ speech to VFW National Convention/Aug. 26, 2002

We are able to keep his [Saddam Hussein's] arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt.

Condoleezza Rice/July 2001

I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons.
Donald Rumsfeld/Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense hearing/May 14, 2003
We believe [Saddam Hussein] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.
Dick Cheney/NBC's Meet the Press/March 16, 2003

We never believed that we’d just tumble over weapons of mass destruction.
Donald Rumsfeld

The danger to our country is grave. The danger to our country is growing.
George W. Bush/October 5, 2002

With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help.
Colonel Nathan Sassaman/December 6, 2003

I wouldn’t be happy if I were occupied either.
George W. Bush/April 13, 2004
I know what I’m doing when it comes to winning this war.
George W. Bush/August 11, 2004


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