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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Quote of the day

In his book "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq", author Thomas E. Ricks (a Pulitzer-prize winning staff writer for the Washington Post) recalls a quip heard from a U.S. official in Iraq. Asked about the progress of the American mission there, the official replied that it was "like pasting feathers together and hoping for a duck."

Priceless.

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