'''There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they
can attack us there,'' Mr. Bush said. ''My answer is, bring them on. We've got
the force necessary to deal with the security situation.'''
That was July 2, 2003. Someone should ask Candidate McCain if that means only 95 more years in Iraq.
Of course, the clock's still running on this canard.
Asked then about the missing Iraqi WMD, Bush replied, "It's just a matter of
time, a matter of time." Fleischer said the burden was on those who had always
said there were no WMD -- to find out how Saddam had destroyed all of them.