"If we had been wrong the other way and if the threat had really been imminent and we had been hit with an anthrax attack here that was tied to Iraq and the president had done nothing about it, what would people then say?" he retorted when asked to comment about unfound weapons of mass destruction.
"I mean, it would make the criticism of failure to prevent 9/11 just look like child's play."
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said in an interview with PBS television's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
Who else can use this defense? General Pinochet? Stalin? Hitler?