February 24, 2001: "Saddam Hussein has not developed any significant capacity with respect to weapons of mass destruction," says Secretary of State Colin Powell. "He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors."July 29, 2001: "We are able to keep [Saddam's] arms from him," NSC advisor Rice tells the media. "His military forces have not been rebuilt."
Now that we're entering the fourth year of the war in Iraq, isn't it tragic and sick how truthful and accurate those statements were?
More compare and contrast:
"Fuck Saddam. We're taking him out."
-President George W. Bush, March 2002
"To assume I wanted war is flat wrong, with due respect. No president wants war. It's simply not true."
-President George W. Bush, March 21, 2006