10/29/2001, Michael Leeden, American Enterprise Institute
"Just wage a total war against these tyrants; I think we will do very well and our children will sing great songs about us years from now."
02/13/2002, Kenneth Adelman, a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board
"Liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk."
11/14/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"I'm glad you asked. It has nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil."
11/15/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"Five days or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last longer."
01/10/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"... something under $50 billion for the cost. How much of that would be the U.S. burden, and how much would be other countries, is an open question.”
03/16/2003, #$%$ Cheney, Vice President
"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. . . . I think it will go relatively quickly, . . . [in] weeks rather than months."
03 / 19 / 2003. Start of Iraq War
03/22/2003, General Tommy Franks
"There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them."
03/27/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary
"There’s a lot of money to pay for this ... the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”
03/30/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
"We know where they are [Iraq's weapons of mass destruction]. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."
05/01/2003, George W. Bush, President
"MY FELLOW AMERICANS: MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS IN IRAQ HAVE ENDED." UNDER THE BANNER "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."
05/09/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary (phone interview with Vanity Fair)
"The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason, but -- hold on one second... [Interupted by DOD attorney]."
07/02/2003, George W. Bush, President
"There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring 'em on! We've got the force necessary ..."
09/14/2003, #$%$ Cheney, Vice President
"If we're successful in Iraq ... 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."
09/17/2003, George W. Bush, President
Q: Mr. President, Dr. Rice and Secretary Rumsfeld both said yesterday that they have seen no evidence that Iraq had anything to do with September 11th. THE PRESIDENT: "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th."
06/28/2004, #$%$ Cheney, Vice President
"Two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraq."
03/31/2005, President's Commission on WMD
We conclude that the Intelligence Community was dead wrong in almost all of its pre-war judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. —Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
06/29/2005, #$%$ Cheney, Vice President
I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.
And you don't think this statement from the Secretary Of Defense is not just warming up the public for more Military action in Iraq and Syria? ...acehole, you and polenut have been riding that turnip truck too long. You think Hagel and Obama didn't know what was brewing? Bwahahahaha