“On April 30, 2003, as the smoke of burning buildings clouded the sky above Baghdad, the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld] told those Iraqis fortunate enough to have electricity to power their TVs: ‘Coalition forces are working in close partnership with Iraqi citizens to restore order and basic services. Each day that goes by, conditions in Iraq are improving.’ “

 – Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld, Page 188