Verbatim: Nov. 17, 2003

"The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh continues to receive credible information that terrorists in Saudi Arabia have moved from the planning to the operational phase of planned attacks in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ... In light of the seriousness of this threat, the Embassy in Riyadh will close on Saturday, Nov. 8." RICHARD BOUCHER, U.S. State Department spokesman, on Nov. 7, a day before three explosions hit Riyadh

"The fact that he's alive is unhelpful." DONALD RUMSFELD, Defense Secretary, on still at large former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein

"I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them...

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