I've been to war.

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President George W. Bush has been quoted as saying 'I've been to war.' Although the original article can no longer be accessed online, the Wayback Machine provides the following:

On January 27, 2002, CNN.com / allpolitics.com / TIME carried the Associated Press headline "Bush compares raising twins to war."

"CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- President Bush says between going to war and raising twins, he'd choose war.
"Bush's visit to West Virginia last week included a chat with Bob Kiss, Democratic speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates.
"While they hail from different parties, they found plenty to talk about -- although while both have twins, Kiss' 5-week-old twin boys aren't quite old enough to cause much trouble.
"Kiss told Bush that if he wasn't doing anything the next morning, he could come by for their 3 a.m. feeding. Kiss said Bush joked, 'I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war.'"

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