On October 9, 2004, in a rebuttal statement concerning Iraq during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, President Bush said: “First of all, we didn’t find out he [Saddam] didn’t have weapons until we got there. And my opponent [John Kerry] thought he had weapons and told everybody he thought he had weapons. And secondly, it’s a fundamental misunderstanding to say that the war on terror is only Osama bin Laden. The war on terror is to make sure that these terrorist organizations do not end up with weapons of mass destruction. That’s what the war on terror is about.”

 – Courtesy FDCH E-Media, Transcript: Second Presidential Debate, The Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2004