|"I have not suggested there's a connection between Iraq and 9/11."
--Dick Cheney, Vice Presidential Debate
"Of course I know Osama bin Laden attacked us. I know that."
--George Bush, October, 2004
"The evidence about Saddam having actual biological and chemical
weapons ... has turned out to be wrong."
--Tony Blair, October, 2004
"I think there's overwhelming evidence that there was a connection
between al-Qaeda and the Iraqi government."
--Dick Cheney, National Public Radio, "Morning Edition," 1/22/04
"If we're successful in Iraq, if we can stand up a good representative
government in Iraq, that secures the region so that it never again
becomes a threat to its neighbors or to the United States, so it's not
pursuing weapons of mass destruction, so that it's not a safe haven for
terrorists, now we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of
the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have
had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11."
--Dick Cheney, NBC, Meet the Press, 11/14/03
?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 them."
--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
Tagesspiegeland 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
--Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary (Reported in Vanity Fair,
?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
"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
--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 mass destruction,"
--Vice President Dick Cheney Aug. 26, 2002 (Address to the Veterans of