Verbatim

"He goes, 'America, they dumb. They bomb wrong palace.'"
CORPORAL JONATHAN REESE, Pennsylvania National Guardsman assigned to watch over Saddam Hussein, quoting the deposed Iraqi leader's comments on the U.S. invasion of Iraq

"In baseball, it's three strikes, you're out. What is it for the Secretary of Defense?"
U.S. SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY, questioning Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during a Senate hearing on the Iraq war about the "series of gross errors and mistakes" made on his watch

"Senator, I've offered my resignation to the President twice, and he has decided that he...

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