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2004-06-30, 05:33
"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, 1/28/03

The White House, in the run-up to war in Iraq, did not seek CIA approval before charging that Saddam Hussein could launch a biological or chemical attack within 45 minutes, administration officials now say.
The claim, which has since been discredited, was made twice by President Bush, in a September Rose Garden appearance after meeting with lawmakers and in a Saturday radio address the same week.

By Dana Milbank Washington Post Staff Writer, July 20, 2003

...the United States knows about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, as well as Iraq's involvement in terrorism.."
February 5, 2003 Secretary Powell addresses the UN

They never said there was an imminent threat. Rather, they painted an objective assessment for our policy-makers of a brutal dictator who was continuing his efforts to deceive and build programs that might constantly surprise us and threaten our interests. No one told us what to say or how to say it.
Feb 5, 2004 - CIA Director George Tenet's address on U.S. prewar intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction

Monday, March 22, 2004 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON Almost immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes, President Bush ordered Richard Clarke, his top counterterrorism adviser, to search for evidence that Iraq was complicit in the attacks, Clarke said in a television interview broadcast Sunday. ...Describing the meeting with Bush, Clarke said he told the president that "there's no connection" between Iraq and al-Qaida. "He came back at me and said, 'Iraq! Saddam! Find out if there's a connection.''

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower