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--"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." Vice President Dick Cheney on NBC's "Meet the Press," March 16, 2003.
--"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." -Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, when asked about weapons of mass destruction in an ABC News interview, March 30, 2003.
--"There's a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn't have to be U.S. taxpayer money. We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon." Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Congressional testimony, March 27, 2003.
"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction," Cheney said. "There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us." -Cheney
"In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003," reads an overview of the examination, conducted by Center for Public Integrity
"Some journalists -- indeed, even some entire news organizations -- have since acknowledged that their coverage during those prewar months was far too deferential and uncritical," the report reads.
Too many Iraqi civilians have perished since the war began, over 5000 US military service members have died and the cost of war was 2 trillion dollars. Words matter.
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