Verbatim: Aug. 30, 2004

"I've reached the conclusion, retrospectively, now that the inadequate intelligence and faulty conclusions are being revealed, that all things being considered, it was a mistake to launch that military action." DOUG BEREUTER, retiring Republican Congressman from Nebraska, who had supported launching an attack on Iraq

"We need to be both more patient with people who are making these early steps, less critical of every twist and turn ... and more humble about how long it has taken us to get to a multiethnic democracy that works." CONDOLEEZZA RICE, National Security Adviser, on the doubts being raised about the Iraq war


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