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Decision made to invade Iraq

"You speak privately to your colleagues...but what do they say? They say, 'It's not so bad' or 'You're seeing things' or 'You're an alarmist.' And you are an alarmist. You are saying that this must lead to this, and you can't prove it. These are the beginnings, yes; but how do you know for sure when you don't know the end, and how do you know, or even surmise, the end?" an anoymous German during World War II, cited by Milton Mayer in his book They Thought They Were Free, quoted in Buzzflash

"American and allied forces will be welcomed in Baghdad as liberators. Indeed, reconstructing Iraq may prove to be a less difficult task than the challenge of building a viable state in Afghanistan" -- neoconservative William Kristol, quoted in Slate, February 7, 2002

Defense Department says Bush has constitutional right to authorize torture
Operation Anabasis
Joseph Wilson debunks story of Nigerian uranium to Iraq

"We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors." -- Ann Coulter, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 02-26-02, quoted by Brandi Mills

"Y'know, I was campaigning in Chicago and somebody asked me, is there anytime the budget might have to go into deficit? I said only if we were at war or had a national emergency or were in recession. (LAUGHTER) Little did I realize we'd get the trifecta. (LAUGHTER) But we're fine." -- Official White House web site transcript of George W. Bush in North Carolina, 2/27/02