|Here are some quote I've been collecting. Maybe I should call them
Tragic and Tragicer:"
"We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the
--George Bush, September 18, 2003
"This nation acted to a threat from the dictator of Iraq. Now there are some
who would like to rewrite history -- revisionist historians is what I like to call
--George Bush, June 16, 2003
"Let's look at it simply. The most important difference between North Korea
and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country
swims on a sea of oil."
--Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary (Reported in Der Tagesspiegel
and Die Welt, 6/4/03)
"For reasons that have a lot to do with the US government bureaucracy, we
settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on: weapons of mass
--Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary (Reported in Vanity Fair, May,
"It was a surprise to me then -- it remains a surprise to me now -- that we have
not uncovered weapons, as you say, in some of the forward dispersal sites.
Believe me, it's not for lack of trying. We've been to virtually every ammunition
supply point between the Kuwaiti border and Baghdad, but they're simply not
--Lt. Gen. James Conway, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Press Interview,
May 30, 2003
"Most people in intelligence weren't happy with the dossier ... The classic
example was the statement that weapons of mass destruction were ready for
use within 45 minutes. That information was not in the original draft. It was
included in the dossier against our wishes because it wasn't reliable. Most
things in the dossier were double-source, but that was single-source and we
believe that the source was wrong."
--Unnamed senior British official, May 29, 2003
"Saying that they can't find the weapons, and they may never find the
weapons, blows an enormous gaping hole through the case for war that was
made on both sides of the Atlantic. That has to be investigated - a [Commons]
select committee is one way of pursuing it."
--Robin Cook, Labour MP and former leader of the House of Commons, May
"I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years ago -- I mean, there's no
question that there were chemical weapons years ago -- whether they were
destroyed right before the war, (or) whether they're still hidden."
--Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, Commander 101st Airborne, Press Briefing, May
U.S. officials never expected that "we were going to open garages and find"
weapons of mass destruction.
--Condoleeza Rice, Reuters Interview, May 12, 2003
"I'm absolutely sure that there are weapons of mass destruction there and the
evidence will be forthcoming. We're just getting it just now."
--Colin Powell, Remarks to Reporters, May 4, 2003
"We'll find them. It'll be a matter of time to do so."
--George W. Bush, Remarks to Reporters, May 3, 2003
"We are learning more as we interrogate or have discussions with Iraqi
scientists and people within the Iraqi structure, that perhaps he destroyed
some, perhaps he dispersed some. And so we will find them."
--George W. Bush, NBC Interview, Apr. 24, 2003
"There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of
mass destruction. And... as this operation continues, those weapons will be
identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who
--Gen. Tommy Franks, Press Conference, March 22, 2003
"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the
Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal
weapons ever devised ... Today, no nation can possibly claim that Iraq has
disarmed. And it will not disarm so long as Saddam Hussein holds power."
--George Bush, March 18, 2003
"Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to
produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent."
--George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, Jan. 28, 2003
"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the
production of biological weapons."
--George W. Bush. Speech to U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 12, 2002
"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of
--Vice President Dick Cheney Aug. 26, 2002 (Address to the Veterans of