"The most appropriate word is 'screwup.'"
Jakrapob Penkair, spokesman for Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, blaming bureaucratic incompetence for the government's slow response to avian flu

"There's somebody stabbed in business class and we can't breathe. Somebody's got Mace or something ... I think we're getting hijacked."
Betty Ong, flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, in an audiotape heard last week by the 9/11 Commission

"We're sure we're going to catch Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar this year."
Bryan Hilferty, U.S. military spokesman, making a bold prediction, as...

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