"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
-- From Bush's 2003 State of the Union Address
"It is unfortunate that this one sentence, these 16 words, remained in the State of the Union, but this in no way has any effect on the president's larger case about Iraqi efforts to reconstitute the nuclear program, and most importantly in the bigger picture of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --Condoleezza Rice
"The president of the United States did not go to war because of a question of whether or not Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa." -- national security adviser Condoleezza Rice