Verbatim 2003

"These 16 words should never have been included in the text written for the President." GEORGE TENET, CIA director, taking responsibility for the disputed statement in President Bush's 2003 State of the Union address that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium in Africa

"White folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate-flag decals in the back ought to be voting with us, not them." HOWARD DEAN, Democratic presidential candidate, in a statement pounced on by the other candidates for its embrace of a racially divisive symbol; Dean later apologized

"Congress is not an ATM." ROBERT BYRD, Democratic Senator from...

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