Pentagon adviser Ken Adelman (2/13/2002): “I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk."If it were not for already knowing how clueless these folks have been, the quotes would resonate as truly amazing. But at this point we know better.
Vice President Cheney (8/26/2002): “There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."
Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld (2/7/2003): “(The war) could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz (2/27/2003): Iraqis “will greet us as liberators."
Cheney on NBC, March 16, 2003: “My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.”
Wolfowitz (3/27/2003): “We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.”
Dick Morris, Fox News (4/9/2003): “Over the next couple of weeks, when we find the chemical weapons this guy was amassing…"
Fred Barnes, Fox News (4/10/2003): “The war was the hard part....And it gets easier."
Columnist Charles Krauthammer (4/19/2003): “The only people who think this wasn’t a victory are upper West Side liberals."
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell (5/1/2003): “I think it was time to say to the American people, the hostilities in Iraq have ended.”
Bush (5/29/2003): “We found the weapons of mass destruction.”
For good measure, the public believe about every other word that comes from the mouths of Bush/Cheney concerning Iraq. Fool me once....