Verbatim: Oct. 16, 2006

"We're being threatened with death." HUGO CHAVEZ, President of Venezuela, in a televised speech accusing the Bush Administration of plotting his assassination

"He's an ass." GEORGE H.W. BUSH, former President, on Chávez, who called his son George W. Bush "the devil" during a speech to the U.N. General Assembly last month

"That's all you guys do is read these books. You ought to get a life." DONALD RUMSFELD, U.S. Defense Secretary, when asked about the questions raised recently concerning his competence--such as those in State of Denial, Bob Woodward's new book on the Bush Administration in the run-up to the Iraq...

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