The victor will not be asked afterwards whether he told the truth or not.
In starting and waging a war it is not right that matters, but victory.
Adolph Hitler to his generals, 1939
Documents given to the U.N. inspectors by Britain and reviewed extensively by
U.S. intelligence that purportedly showed Iraqi officials shopping for uranium
in Africa two years ago were deemed "not authentic" after careful scrutiny
by U.N. and independent experts, Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told the U.N. Security Council.
The Washington Post, 3/8/2003
The famed dossier presented by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to his
Parliament was plagiarized from two articles and a September 2002 research
paper submitted by a graduate student. Worse, the Iraq described by the
graduate student is not the Iraq of 2003 but the Iraq of 1991. So glaring
was the theft of intellectual property that the official British document
even cut and pasted whole verbatim segments of the research paper, including
grammatical errors, and presented the findings as the result of intense work
by British intelligence services. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell both
praised and quoted that same British report in his presentation at the United
Channel 4, 2/6/2003
In one year or five years, the power of Iraq to inflict harm
on all free nations would be multiplied many times over. ...
We choose to meet that threat now, where it arises, before it
can appear suddenly in our skies and cities.
George W. Bush Jr., 2002
All of us have heard this term 'preventive war'
since the earliest days of Hitler. I don't believe
there is such a thing; and, frankly, I wouldn't even listen to
anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing.
Dwight Eisenhower, 1953
There are a lot of killers. We got a lot of killers.
What, you think our country is so innocent?
Donald Trump, 2017