Verbatim: Jan. 19, 2004

"It is unlikely that Iraq could have destroyed, hidden or sent out of the country the hundreds of tons of chemical and biological weapons ... that officials claimed were present without the United States detecting some sign of this activity." CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE, in a report alleging that the Bush Administration misrepresented the threat from illicit weapons in Iraq

"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, Secretary of State, in response to...

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