John Kerry interviewed by Tom Brokaw, responding to questions about the missing explosives in Iraq and a statement by Tom Brokaw that Kerry would not have gone to war against Saddam:
"It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied, we might have had to go to war. And we might have gone to war. But if we did, I'll tell you this, Tom. We'd have gone to war with allies in a way that the American people weren't carrying the burden, and the entire world understood why we were doing it."