The anniversary is next month, but whatever…
bq. Simply stated, there is *no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.* There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. And there is no doubt that his aggressive regional ambitions will lead him into future confrontations with his neighbors — confrontations that will involve both the weapons he has today, and the ones he will continue to develop with his oil wealth.
— “August 26, 2002”:http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/08/20020826.html
bq. On the nuclear question, many of us are convinced that *Saddam will acquire such weapons fairly soon*. Just how soon, we cannot really judge. Intelligence is at best an uncertain business, even under the best circumstances. This is especially the case when you are dealing with a totalitarian government that has made a science out of deceiving the international community.
— “August 29, 2002.”:http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/08/20020829-5.html