In a Dec. 13, 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, when asked about the fact the alleged weapons of mass destruction were never found, then President Bush replied: "So what's the difference?" The main point, he said then, was "the possibility that he (Saddam Hussein) could acquire weapons. ... That's what I'm trying to explain to you. A gathering threat, after 9/11, is a threat that needed to be dealt with. ... And so we got rid of him."