December 18, 2002
1. "Let there be no doubt; I and the president and others have let it be known, publicly and privately, to the Saddam Hussein regime, that anyone who is involved in using weapons of mass destruction will wish they hadn't."
– Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
2. "Saudi Arabia's interior minister, Nayef bin Abdel Aziz, told a Saudi newspaper that the Zionists 'are behind these events' of 9/11. Yes, yes, there were 15 Saudi hijackers, but the Jews did it. How pathetic. It is that sort of escapism, 'Death to the other guy', that has retarded Arab development for decades."
– Thomas Friedman