April 18, 2003

Quotes of the Week

I've been saving up some quotes that I find humorous, apropos, or otherwise notable, that are culled from articles or other sources that aren't necessarily "link-worthy" in total. I hope to make QOTW a regular feature of the blog. Note that these quotes were not necessarily uttered this past week, just noticed by me this past week:

"The Fog of Peace comes next; we will hear many stories of Setbacks and Troubling Developments and Roadblocks to Peace and the rest of the vocabulary the media deploys when a brutalized nation is freed from jail and does not immediately assume the characteristics of a Nebraska small-town school board." James Lileks

"And now the really difficult part: We have to rebuild Iraq into a strong and independent nation that will one day hate the United States." David Letterman

Adam Sandler, about why he wanted to work with three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson in Anger Management : "I said to myself, 'This poor fellow needs a gig.' "

"A year and a half ago, monsters murdered 3,000 Americans. America's response, thus far: to liberate 50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq from two of the most hideous tyrannies on earth. Instead of revenge, beneficence. What a truly wonderful country we live in." Brink Lindsey

And in the Dept. of Hypocrisy category:

"It is inappropriate for the administration to trump up a case in which we are ballyhooed into war" (Actor) Mike Farrell on the Iraq war.......

"I think it's appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene. I am in favor of an intervention" (Actor) Mike Farrell in 1998 on the non-U.N.-sanctioned intervention in Kosovo. (Hat tip to Cornell Review)

"So, to my friends in the anti-war movement: you were right. None of what has transpired so far has done so in your name, and none of what transpires in Iraq in the future will do so in your name. Not in your name. In mine." Josh Chafetz

Posted by dan at April 18, 2003 4:03 PM