Center for American Progress - In Their Own Words: Iraq's 'Imminent' Threat - Page: "The Bush Administration is now saying it never told the public that Iraq was an 'imminent' threat, and therefore it should be absolved for overstating the case for war and misleading the American people about Iraq's WMD. Just this week, White House spokesman Scott McClellan lashed out at critics saying 'Some in the media have chosen to use the word 'imminent'. Those were not words we used.' But a closer look at the record shows that McClellan himself and others did use the phrase 'imminent threat' � while also using the synonymous phrases 'mortal threat,' 'urgent threat,' 'immediate threat', 'serious and mounting threat', 'unique threat,' and claiming that Iraq was actively seeking to 'strike the United States with weapons of mass destruction' � all just months after Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted that Iraq was 'contained' and 'threatens not the United States.' "
This is why we call them liars.