From the Mailbag

Shaker CM:

"The surge has done more than turn the situation in Iraq around -- it has opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror... The successes we are seeing in Iraq are undeniable -- yet some in Washington still call for retreat. War critics can no longer credibly argue that we're losing in Iraq..."

--George W. Bush, in a speech delivered at the Pentagon on March 19, 2008, marking the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances!"

--Grand Moff Tarkin, on board the Death Star, seconds before Luke Skywalker blew it to atoms.


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