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"The only thing consistent about my opponent's position is that he's been inconsistent. He changes positions. And you cannot change positions in this war on terror if you expect to win."
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, criticizing his opponent, Democratic candidate John Kerry, during the first presidential debate, in Coral Gables, Florida

"I made a mistake in how I talk about the war. But the President made a mistake in invading Iraq."
JOHN KERRY, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, during the debate

"If I could only go through the ducts and leap out onstage...

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