Columnist Maureen Dowd wrote, regarding the upcoming invasion of Iraq: ” ‘It still confuses many Americans that, in a world full of vicious slimeballs, we’re about to bomb one that didn’t attack us on 9/11 (like Osama); that isn’t intercepting our planes (like North Korea); that isn’t financing Al Qaeda (like Saudi Arabia); that isn’t home to Osama and his lieutenants (like Pakistan); that isn’t a host body for terrorists (like Iran, Lebanon and Syria).”

 – Maureen Dowd, “The Xanax Cowboy,” The New York Times, March 9, 2003