Quotes of the day

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 04:43 PM

To me, one of the greatest reasons to support our democratization efforts -- whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in the Middle East generally -- is the prospect that instead of being inflamed by propaganda or controlled by oppressive regimes people in that region will have the freedom to come to the United States and decide for themselves what America is all about.

    Frances Townsend, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. [No word on how the citizens of these other countries will be able to afford their trips here, or whether having Americans visit foreign countries might accomplish a similar goal]

When you have more money in your pocket, you get to spend the money. You get to make the decisions. And the fundamental question facing government is: who best to spend your money? You or the government?

    President Bush, in his Labor Day speech at Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education. [Apparently the prez has not been told that Americans have IOUs, not money, in their pockets]