"Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you."
RICHARD CLARKE, former U.S. counterterrorism chief for Presidents Clinton and Bush, apologizing to the families of Sept. 11 victims in testimony before a commission investigating the attacks

"Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be here somewhere... Nope, no weapons over there. Maybe under here ..."
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, while showing slides of himself looking under furniture in the White House, during a dinner for radio and TV correspondents. The joke drew protests from families of U.S....

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