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"We are better prepared. We are safer."
JOHN NEGROPONTE, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, responding to critics who cited a leaked National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) as proof that the Iraq war has worsened the terrorist threat. The NIE—portions of which were declassified last week—calls the war a jihadist "cause célèbre"

"I hope she's the candidate because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't."
JERRY FALWELL, evangelist and right-wing activist, on a possible Clinton run for U.S. President. He later apologized for his "totally...

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