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When was the last time you heard an American journalist say, "wait a moment - that's not what you said a moment ago"?
Schieffer: Let me just ask you this, if they did not have these weapons of mass destruction, though, granted all of that is true, why then did they pose an immediate threat to us, to this country?
Rumsfeld: You and a few other critics are the only people I've heard use the phrase "immediate threat." I didn't, the president didn't. And it's become kind of folklore that that's what's happened.
Schieffer: You're saying that nobody in the administration said that?
Rumsfeld: I can't speak for everybody in the administration and say nobody said that.
Schieffer: The president didn't say that?
Rumsfeld: If you have any citations, I'd like to see them.
Friedman: Right here it says, "some have argued" ‑‑ this is you speaking -- "some have argued that the nuclear threat from Iraqi is not imminent, that Saddam is at least five to seven years away from having nuclear weapons, I would not be so certain."
Rumsfeld: And ‑‑
Friedman: That's close to imminent.
Rumsfeld: Well, I've tried to be precise, and I've tried to be accurate.
Friedman: "No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people, and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq."
while the politicians stick to softball interviewers
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