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US military leader admits forces entered Iraq before official invasion date
Radiation poisoning of Iraqis

"I don't know anybody I can think of who has contended that the Iraqis had nuclear weapons." -- Donald Rumsfeld

US halts free elections in Iraq

Bush claims he was told by God to fight al-Qaeda and invade Iraq

"I did an interview two weeks ago for Fox News. They invited me to come on their national news show and talk about [his new album] Trouble No More. And I thought, well wait a minute, am I going to have to go on TV and argue with somebody and defend myself? That's not my job. I'm a singer, a songwriter, I'm not going to go on TV and debate and all that bullsh*t. They said, 'No, no, no. This is strictly about the record.' So I said 'OK.' So I go in there and they ask me a few questions about the record. Then all of a sudden the guy says to me, 'You wrote a song that took some potshots at the president.... Well, you saw what happened to the Dixie Chicks.' I said, 'Listen, people have died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and a bunch of little wars in between so that people will have the freedom to speak out, and then the administration gets on the news and says there's a price for freedom. Yeah, and these dead guys have already paid for it. For people to drive by those women's houses [the Dixie Chicks] and call them on the phone and threaten them is criminal. What the Dixie Chicks did was legal.'" -- John Mellencamp, June 30, 2003, quoted in Buzzflash