Quotes Which Did Irreparable and Tangible Harm to Our Troops

Nov. 01, 2006

"Bring 'em on." -President George Bush [source: CNN]

"...weeks rather than months." -Vice President Dick Cheney [source: Washington Post]

"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." -Vice President Dick Cheney [source: Washington Post]

"They want to the get rid of Saddam Hussein, and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that." -Vice President Dick Cheney [source: Washington Post]

"The campaign will be unlike any we have ever seen in the history of warfare, with breathtaking precision, almost eye-watering speed, persistence, agility and lethality." -Vice Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. naval forces in the Gulf [source: Washington Post]

"It could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months." -Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld [source: Washington Post]

"Support for Saddam, including within his military organization, will collapse at the first whiff of gunpowder." -Former Pentagon Chairman Richard Perle [source: Washington Post]

"I don't know anyone who thought this would be a war without resistance." - Former Pentagon Chairman Richard Perle (after the war began) [source: Washington Post]

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." -President George Bush [source: Whitehouse.gov]

"I have a special word for Secretary Rumsfeld, for General Franks, and for all the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States: America is grateful for a job well done." -President George Bush (being careful to use the troops as shields in this praise of Rumsfeld and Franks) [source: Whitehouse.gov]

"It's very important for us to stay the course, and we will stay the course." -President George Bush [source: US Department of Defense]

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