„I said at the time I would have preferred if we had given diplomacy a greater opportunity, but I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein, and when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him.“

—  John Kerry, Democratic Presidential Debate May 13, 2003 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A16686-2003May5&notFound=true
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—  Joseph C. Wilson American ambassador 1949
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—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941
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„Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that, you know, and, um, be faithful in what happens.“

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—  Mike Pence 48th Vice President of the United States 1959
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