Verbatim: Apr. 5, 2004

"Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you." RICHARD CLARKE, former counterterrorism chief for Presidents Clinton and Bush, opening his testimony to the 9/11 committee by apologizing to families of the victims of the attacks

"Those weapons of mass destruction have to be here somewhere ... Nope, no weapons over there. Maybe under here ..." PRESIDENT BUSH, at a dinner for radio and TV correspondents, as he showed slides of himself looking under furniture in the White House--a joke that drew protests from Democrats and some family members of soldiers in Iraq


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