"See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." -- President George W. Bush (apparently unaware that the U. S. develops nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry, and has not exactly been peaceful under his watch)
"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality--judiciously, as you will--we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to study what we do." -- an unidentified aide to President George W. Bush speaking to N. Y. Times reporter Ron Suskind
And laugh at both the arrogance and stupidity of it. And cry at the consequences.