"It's hard to tell" if violence will end in Iraq soon.
- President George W. Bush, 4/11/04
"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
- President George W. Bush, 5/1/03
"We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators."
- Vice President Cheney, 3/16/03
"There's no question but that [our troops] would be welcomed."
- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 2/20/03