Quotes of the day

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 08:10 AM

During the Clinton Administration, our Committee took 140 hours of  testimony in hearings and depositions to examine whether President Clinton mishandled his Christmas card list.  After photographs revealed the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, the House held only five hours of perfunctory hearings in the Armed services Committee to investigate the abuses and their origins.
Representative Henry Waxman, in a 2005 letter to Representative Tom Davis, Chair of the House Committee on Government Reform.
This unseemly circus and its clowns in Congress can't go away fast enough and with enough dishonor and disgrace to suit the circumstances. Their place in America's history is secure: They will go down as the worst administration and the worst Congress we've ever had. Period.

They deserve to lose both the House and the Senate on Nov. 7, and the White House in 2008. They bullied their way into a war that they thought would be a slam-dunk and then so bungled things that the only superpower left in the world has been humbled and hobbled in a world that they've made more dangerous for us.

Joe Galloway, long time war correspondent, in a column posted on military.com.