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Profile: Condoleezza Rice

 
  

Positions that Condoleezza Rice has held:

  • US National Security Advisor during the administration of George W. Bush


 

Quotes

 
  

Quote, July 2001

   “Saddam does not control the northern part of the country. We are able to keep his arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt.” [The Mirror, 9/22/03]

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Quote, July 2002

   “A decision has been made [about attacking Iraq]. Don't waste your breath.” [The Mirror, 9/22/03]

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Quote, September 8, 2002

   “We know that [Saddam Hussein] has the infrastructure, nuclear scientists to make a nuclear weapon.” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, 9/8/2002]

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Quote, September 15, 2002

   “[Saddam Hussein]clearly has links to terrorism ... —Links to terrorism [that] would include al-Qaeda....” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, Islam OnLine, 9/15/2002, Fox News, 9/15/2002, CNN, 9/26/2002]

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Quote, November 10, 2002

   “We have to have a zero-tolerance view of the Iraqi regime this time. The next material breach by Saddam Hussein has got to have serious consequences. I think it's pretty clear what that may mean.” [Chicago Tribune, 11/11/02]

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Quote, January 23, 2003

   Iraq failed “to account for or explain Iraq's efforts to get uranium from abroad” in its December 2002 declaration to the UN. [US Department of State, 1/23/03]

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Quote, February 5, 2003

   “There is no question in my mind about the al-Qaeda connection. It is a connection that has unfolded, that we're learning more about as we are able to take the testimony of detainees, people who were high up in the al-Qaeda organization. And what emerges is a picture of a Saddam Hussein who became impressed with what al-Qaeda did after it bombed our embassies in 1998 in Kenya and Tanzania, began to give them assistance in chemical and biological weapons, something that they were having trouble achieving on their own, that harbored a terrorist network under this man Zarqawi, despite the fact that Saddam Hussein was told that Zarqawi was there.” [CNN, 2/15/2003, Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004]

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Quote, February 16, 2003

   “Well, we are, of course, continually learning more about these links between Iraq and al-Qaeda, and there is evidence that Secretary Powell did not have the time to talk about. But the core of the story is there in what Secretary Powell talked about. This poisons network with at least two dozen of its operatives operating in Baghdad, a man who is spreading poisons now throughout Europe and into Russia, a man who got medical care in Baghdad despite the fact that the Iraqis were asked to turn him over, training in biological and chemical weapons.” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, Fox News, 2/16/2003]

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Quote, March 9, 2003

   “Now the al-Qaida is an organization that's quite disbursed and—and quite widespread in its effects, but it clearly has had links to the Iraqis, not to mention Iraqi links to all kinds of other terrorists. And what we do not want is the day when Saddam Hussein decides that he's had enough of dealing with sanctions, enough of dealing with, quote, unquote, ‘containment,’ enough of dealing with America, and it's time to end it on his terms, by transferring one of these weapons, just a little vial of something, to a terrorist for blackmail or for worse.” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, CBS, 3/9/2003]

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Undefined, April 4, 2003

   “We will leave Iraq completely in the hands of Iraqis as quickly as possible.” [US Department of State, 4/4/2003]

Quote, May 28, 2003

   “We have found, in Iraq, biological weapons laboratories that look precisely like what Secretary Powell described in his February 5 report to the United Nations.” [White House, 5/28/2003, Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, US Department of State, 5/28/2003]

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Quote, June 3, 2003

   “We know that these trailers look exactly like what was described to us by multiple sources as the capabilities for building or for making biological agents. We know that we have from multiple sources who told us that then and sources who have confirmed it now. Now the Iraqis were not stupid about this. They were able to conceal a lot. They've been able to scrub things down. But I think when the whole picture comes out, we will see that this was an active program.” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004]

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Quote, June 8, 2003

   “The president quoted a British paper. We did not know at the time—no one knew at the time, in our circles—maybe someone knew down in the bowels of the agency, but no one in our circles knew that there were doubts and suspicions that this might be a forgery.” [Knight Ridder, 6/13/03, Washington Post, 6/13/03]

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Quote, July 11, 2003

   “[I]f the CIA, the director of central intelligence, had said, ‘Take this out of the speech,’ it would have been gone, without question. What we've said subsequently is, knowing what we now know, that some of the Niger documents were apparently forged, we wouldn't have put this in the President's speech - but that's knowing what we know now.... If there were doubts about the underlying intelligence, those doubts were not communicated to the president, to the vice president or to me.” [White House, 7/11/2003, New York Times, 7/12/2003]

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Quote, July 26, 2003

   “My only point is that, in retrospect, knowing that some of the documents underneath may have been—were, indeed, forgeries, and knowing that apparently there were concerns swirling around about this, had we known that at the time, we would not have put it in. ...And had there been even a peep that the agency did not want that sentence in or that George Tenet did not want that sentence in, that the director of Central Intelligence did not want it in, it would have been gone.” [Washington Post, 7/26/2003, White House, 7/30/2003, Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004]

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Quote, July 30, 2003

   “Going into the war against Iraq, we had very strong intelligence. I've been in this business for 20 years. And some of the strongest intelligence cases that I've seen, key judgments by our intelligence community that Saddam Hussein could have a nuclear weapons by the end of the decade, if left unchecked ... that he was trying to reconstitute his nuclear program.” [Talon News, 8/1/2003, White House, 7/30/2003, Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004]

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Quote, July 31, 2003

   “Going into the war against Iraq, we had very strong intelligence. I've been in this business for 20 years. And some of the strongest intelligence cases that I've seen, key judgments by our intelligence community that Saddam Hussein ... had biological and chemical weapons ....” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, Acronym Institute, 7/31/2003, White House, 7/31/2003]

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Quote, September 7, 2003

   “[W]e know that there was training of al-Qaeda in chemical and perhaps biological warfare. We know that the Zarqawi was network out of there, this poisons network that was trying to spread poisons throughout.... And there was an Ansar al-Islam, which appears also to try to be operating in Iraq. So yes, the al-Qaeda link was there.” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, Global Views, 9/26/2003, Fox News, 9/7/2003]

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Quote, September 28, 2003

   “Saddam Hussein—no one has said that there is evidence that Saddam Hussein directed or controlled 9/11, but let's be very clear, he had ties to al-Qaeda, he had al-Qaeda operatives who had operated out of Baghdad.” [Iraq on the Record database, 3/16/2004, NBC, 9/28/2003]

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