October 23, 2006

History in the making

MARCH 30, 2003: Donald Rumsfeld:

"We know where [the weapons of mass destruction] are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."

MAY 29, 2003: Bush:

"We found the weapons of mass destruction."

JULY 2, 2003: Bush:

"There are some who feel like — that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on."

MAY 30, 2005: Dick Cheney:

"I think [the Iraqis are] in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."

FEBRUARY 2, 2006: Rumsfeld:

“Is Iraq going to be a long war? No, I don’t believe it is.”

APRIL 12, 2006: Washington Post:

"On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile “biological laboratories.” He declared, “We have found the weapons of mass destruction.” The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true."

JUNE 20, 2006: Iraqi National Security Adviser:

"We envisage the U.S. troop presence by year’s end to be under 100,000, with most of the remaining troops to return home by the end of 2007"

AUGUST 16, 2006: The US has fought longer in Iraq than it did in WWII against Germany.


Blogger Jolly Roger said...

And it ain't anywhere near over.

Hopefully, the blank check the Chimperor had for Iraq is about to expire.

6:20 PM  

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