Friday, June 17, 2005

Best Quote; Pick One

The last two months provided us some classic quotes. Its almost the weekend, so in an attempt to lighten the mood, I will list some of the best. Let me know which is your favorite, or if I have overlooked a juicy one.

"If I read this to you, and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings," - Dick Durbin

On Bush: "I think this guy is a loser." - Harry Reid

"I don't know why we didn't learn from Abu Ghraib [prison in Iraq], but here we are in Guantanamo with many of the same things surfacing." - Dianne Feinstein

Of Republicans: "not very friendly to different kinds of people, they are a pretty monolithic party ... it's pretty much a white, Christian party…never made an honest living in their lives" - Howard Dean

"I always told my dad that D stood for distinction" - John Kerry

On Them: “They often say, well, they dealt with fake documents or fraudulent documents. Let's just say gently that that's not known. That's not a fact." - Dan Rather

"It's not just U.S. journalists either, by the way. They target and kill journalists from other countries, particularly Arab countries, at news services like Al Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios, with impunity. This is all part of the culture that it is OK to blame the individual journalists, and it just takes the heat off of these media conglomerates that are part of the problem." – Linda Foley

On Gitmo: "the gulag of our times." – Amnesty International

"I'm aware of the Amnesty International report and it's absurd, it's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world" – George Bush

"I really don't see this country having developed the plans to deal with China like I know China has developed the plans to deal with us" – Randy Forbes

Of Republicans: "Some honestly believe they are motivated by the truth; they are motivated by a higher calling; they are motivated by, I guess, a direct line to the heavens." – Hillary Clinton

“For months, photographs of tortured prisoners and inappropriate interrogation techniques have made headlines throughout the world. There is evidence that indicates that some of these practices were sanctioned at much higher levels in the Bush Administration than the punishments thus far imposed would suggest.” – Nancy Pelosi

“It is quite timely given the subject matter that we’re taking up. We have fresh evidence of the enormous, extraordinary power that even a single federal district judge has.” – Charles Cooper

"North Korea's testing of an atomic bomb would be "nuclear blackmail" and world leaders should get on the phone to dissuade Pyongyang from going ahead with it" - Mohamed ElBaradei

Have a great weekend. TS