Monday, June 20, 2005

Famous Last Words?

"The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." - Vice President Richard Cheney, 5/30/05 (Source: CNN.)

"The ranks of the Vietcong are thinning steadily ... we have reached an important point when the end begins to come into view." - General William Westmoreland, December 1967 (Source: Karnow, Stanley, Vietnam: A History. New York: Penguin Books, 1983.)

"I really hope this isn't about positioning for the 2006 election." - Rep. Conaway (R-TX), on President Bush's 'expanation' for the war in Iraq, 6/20/05 (Source: Fox News.)

"It sounds like you have a pretty good idea of where he is. Where?" "I have an excellent idea of where he is. What's the next question?" - CIA Director Porter Goss, TIME, 6/19/05.


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