By April 2004, Democratic congressman Henry Waxman had assembled a list containing no fewer than 237 exaggerated or dubious claims by senior Bush administration officials. Among the most lamentable? "There's no debate in the world," U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld asserted in September 2002, "as to whether they
[Iraq] have those weapons... We all know that. A trained ape knows that. All you have to do is read the newspapers."