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"I have not seen [a] smoking gun, concrete evidence about the connection, but I think the possibility of such connections did exist, and it was prudent to consider them at the time."
Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State, in response to continued doubts about links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, one of the reasons the Bush Administration cited for going to war

"[He] was like a blind man in a room full of deaf people."
Paul O'Neill, former Treasury Secretary, describing in his new book the lack of give-and-take in President George...

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