Imminent Threat Winner

Josh Marshall’s been running a contest in which he asked his readers to submit the best quotes showing that the Administration did in fact state that the threat from Iraq was “imminent.” The competition was fierce, as exemplified by the various quotes in Marshall’s post. I won’t give away the winner, but here’s the runner-up:

Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun — that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.