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[casi] FW: Who Said What When

May 29, 2003

Weapons of Mass Destruction:
Who Said What When

CounterPunch Wire

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein
now has weapons of mass destruction.

Dick Cheney August 26, 2002

Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities
that were used for the production of biological

George W. Bush September 12, 2002

If he declares he has none, then we will know that
Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world.

Ari Fleischer December 2, 2002

We know for a fact that there are weapons there.

Ari Fleischer January 9, 2003

Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam
Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500
tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.

George W. Bush January 28, 2003

We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his
weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make

Colin Powell February 5, 2003

We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein
recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use
chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator
tells us he does not have.

George Bush February 8, 2003

So has the strategic decision been made to disarm Iraq
of its weapons of mass destruction by the leadership
in Baghdad? I think our judgment has to be clearly

Colin Powell March 8, 2003

Intelligence gathered by this and other governments
leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to
possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons
ever devised.

George Bush March 17, 2003

Well, there is no question that we have evidence and
information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction,
biological and chemical particularly . . . all this
will be made clear in the course of the operation, for
whatever duration it takes.

Ari Fleisher March 21, 2003

There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein
possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this
operation continues, those weapons will be identified,
found, along with the people who have produced them
and who guard them.

Gen. Tommy Franks March 22, 2003

I have no doubt we're going to find big stores of
weapons of mass destruction.

Kenneth Adelman, Defense Policy Board , March 23, 2003

One of our top objectives is to find and destroy the
WMD. There are a number of sites.

Pentagon Spokeswoman Victoria Clark March 22, 2003

We know where they are. They are in the area around
Tikrit and Baghdad.

Donald Rumsfeld March 30, 2003

Obviously the administration intends to publicize all
the weapons of mass destruction U.S. forces find --
and there will be plenty.

Neocon scholar Robert Kagan April 9, 2003

I think you have always heard, and you continue to
hear from officials, a measure of high confidence
that, indeed, the weapons of mass destruction will be

Ari Fleischer April 10, 2003

We are learning more as we interrogate or have
discussions with Iraqi scientists and people within
the Iraqi structure, that perhaps he destroyed some,
perhaps he dispersed some. And so we will find them.

George Bush April 24, 2003

There are people who in large measure have information
that we need . . . so that we can track down the
weapons of mass destruction in that country.

Donald Rumsfeld April 25, 2003

We'll find them. It'll be a matter of time to do so.

George Bush May 3, 2003

I am confident that we will find evidence that makes
it clear he had weapons of mass destruction.

Colin Powell May 4, 2003

I never believed that we'd just tumble over weapons of
mass destruction in that country.

Donald Rumsfeld May 4, 2003

I'm not surprised if we begin to uncover the weapons
program of Saddam Hussein -- because he had a weapons

George W. Bush May 6, 2003

U.S. officials never expected that "we were going to
open garages and find" weapons of mass destruction.

Condoleeza Rice May 12, 2003

I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years
ago -- I mean, there's no question that there were
chemical weapons years ago -- whether they were
destroyed right before the war, (or) whether they're
still hidden.

Maj. Gen. David Petraeus,
Commander 101st Airborne May 13, 2003

Before the war, there's no doubt in my mind that
Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,
biological and chemical. I expected them to be found.
I still expect them to be found.

Gen. Michael Hagee,
Commandant of the Marine Corps May 21, 2003

Given time, given the number of prisoners now that
we're interrogating, I'm confident that we're going to
find weapons of mass destruction.

Gen. Richard Myers,
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff May 26, 2003

They may have had time to destroy them, and I don't
know the answer.

Donald Rumsfeld May 27, 2003

For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue,
weapons of mass destruction (as justification for
invading Iraq) because it was the one reason everyone
could agree on.

Paul Wolfowitz May 28, 2003

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