On September 29, 2005, Senator Carl Levin [D-MI], the ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said the WMD “…inspection process [in Iraq] ‘was incomplete, not thorough. It could have delayed war, he believed, but not stopped it. He complained about ‘all of the shadings, exaggerations, and hype’ about WMD by [President] Bush and [Vice President Dick] Cheney and said it ‘showed the most willful and purposeful intent’ to create a deception.”

 – Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Page 416