"January 2003--the President invited three members of the Iraqi opposition to join him to watch the Super Bowl. In the course of the conversation the, Iraqis realized that the President was not aware that there was a difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. He looked at them and said, 'You mean ... they're not, you know, there, there's this difference. What is it about?'"
--Former U.S. Diplomoat Peter Galbraith, on a November documentary on the cable channel C4. We're not vouching for the factual accuracy of the quote; it's just that special brand of sickly-funny that makes us laugh with horror. (www.dailyKos.com)
"You go to the White house home page, there's Barney camp, there's Social Security, there's Renewing Iraq. Where's renewing New Orleans? A presidential advisor told me that issue has fallen so far off the radar screen, you can't find it."
--Washington Post reporter Mike Allen on NBC's Meet the Press, December 11.