Verbatim: Oct. 4, 2004

"We are safer, the region is safer, the world is safer without him." IYAD ALLAWI, Prime Minister of Iraq, speaking at the White House about the war that drove Saddam Hussein from power

"We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure." JOHN KERRY, Democratic presidential candidate, at a campaign stop in New York City

"I want to say personally and directly I'm sorry ... This was an error made in good faith." DAN RATHER, CBS news anchor, during an on-air apology in which he said the network could no longer vouch for the authenticity of...

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