But,…. we all know.
Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.
“Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof—the
smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.”
—George W. Bush, 10/7/02
“We will win this conflict. We will win it easily.”
—John McCain, 1/22/03
My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we’re giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.” —Colin Powell & his vial of baby powder at the UN, 2/5/03
“[T]he area in the south and the west and the north that coalition forces
control is substantial. It happens not to be the area where weapons of mass
destruction were dispersed. We know where they are. They’re in the area
around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north
—Donald Rumsfeld, 3/30/03
“There’s a certain amount of pop psychology in America that the Shia can’t
get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind
of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There’s almost no evidence of that at
—Bill Kristol, 4/1/03
Who said war never solved anything?
—Brendan Miniter, The Wall Street Journal, 4/8/03
“The only people who think this wasn’t a victory are Upper Westside
—Charles Krauthammer, 4/19/03
TED KOPPEL: [Y]ou’re not suggesting that the rebuilding of Iraq is
going to be done for $1.7 billion?
ANDREW NATSIOS [Agency for
International Development]: Well, in terms of the American taxpayer’s
contribution, I do. This is it for the U.S.
[Liberals] can’t deny that President Bush has won his two wars, and won
—Paul Mirengoff at Powerline, 4/26/03
“The three-week swing through Iraq has utterly shattered skeptics’
—Tony Snow (later Bush’s press secretary) on Fox News,