Verbatim: Aug. 4, 2003

"I answered the doorbell, and there they were, right in front of my face." ZAIDAN NASIRI, Iraqi businessman and friend of Saddam Hussein's, on finding Saddam's sons Uday and Qusay standing on his doorstep asking for shelter--which he provided for 24 days

"How could any responsible leader have ignored the Iraqi threat? If we had not acted, Saddam Hussein and his sons would still be in power." DICK CHENEY, Vice President, justifying the Iraq war

"He understands what I understand, that terrorists every time, every place will thwart the desires of those who want peace and freedom." GEORGE W. BUSH, during...

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