Verbatim: Nov. 1, 2004

"'Mr. President, you'd better prepare the American people for casualties.' 'Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties.'"

PAT ROBERTSON, televangelist, recounting a conversation he says he had with President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq; the White House denies that Bush made the comment

"I don't think the President would say that."

BOB WOODWARD, author of Plan of Attack, speaking to CNN host Larry King about the President's conversation with Robertson

"I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a schoolteacher and a librarian, and there couldn't be a more important job."


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