A few excerpts from W's 5/1/03 victory speech:
"Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
"The Battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September the 11th, 2001"
"In these 19 months that changed the world, our actions have been focused, and deliberate, and proportionate to the offense. We have not forgotten the victims of September the 11th — the last phone calls, the cold murder of children, the searches in the rubble. With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got."
"We have begun the search for hidden chemical and biological weapons, and already know of hundreds of sites that will be investigated"