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"I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. ...I think it will go relatively quickly, [in] weeks rather than months." -- Dick Cheney, March 16, on Meet the Press

"Do not destroy oil wells." -- George W. Bush, to the people of Iraq

"Should Saddam Hussein choose confrontation, the American people can know that every measure has been taken to avoid war, and every measure will be taken to win it." -- George W. Bush, to the people of America, quoted by Frank Rich, p.218 (Rich recalls Mary McCarthy's quip about Lillian Hellman: "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'")

Bush lies about legal justification for invasion