Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Just how wrong has this administration and neocons been about Iraq? Dick Polman has assembled a collection of now infamous quotes, with a few below:
Pentagon adviser Ken Adelman (2/13/2002): “I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk."

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.”
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.

For good measure, the public believe about every other word that comes from the mouths of Bush/Cheney concerning Iraq. Fool me once....

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