Verbatim: Feb. 2, 2004

"I don't think they existed ... I don't think there was a large-scale production program in the '90s." DAVID KAY, stepping down as leader of the U.S. hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, saying his work is finished

"We've found a couple of semitrailers ... I would deem that conclusive evidence, if you will, that he did have programs for weapons of mass destruction." DICK CHENEY, Vice President, asserting IN AN INTERVIEW that Saddam Hussein had been developing illegal weapons

"We have had a very serious anomaly on the vehicle." PETER THEISINGER, project manager of the Jet Propulsion...

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