Verbatim: Jun. 30, 2003

"Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history--revisionist historians is what I like to call them." GEORGE W. BUSH, denouncing critics who claim that the threat of unconventional weapons in Iraq was inflated before the war

"You got to remember that if Washington, D.C., were the size of Baghdad, we would have something like 215 murders a month." DONALD RUMSFELD, Defense Secretary, downplaying deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Baghdad

"Is the United Nations on a different planet? Are reports from here totally unread south of the Hudson?" HANS BLIX, retiring chief U.N. weapons inspector, asking why the...

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