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February 26, 2011

"I wish I had not been involved in it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life."

– Colin Powell aide Lawrence Wilkerson, on his boss's U.N. speech

February 25, 2011

"I tell you something, when I hear anybody -- not just in Iraq but in any war -- [is] killed, I am very sad. But give me another solution. Can you give me another solution? Believe me, there was no other way to bring about freedom to Iraq. There were no other possibilities."

– Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball," on his fabricated stories of Iraqi WMDs

February 24, 2011

"Ladies and gentlemen, these are not assertions. These are facts, corroborated by many sources, some of them sources of the intelligence of other countries."

– Secretary of State Colin Powell, to the UN Security Council, Feb. 5, 2003

"It's a blot. I'm the one who presented it to the world, and [it] will always be part of my record. It was painful. It's painful now."

– Colin Powell

February 23, 2011

"Tyler's worried that Curveball might be a fabricator."

– an aide to CIA deputy director John McLaughlin, prior to Colin Powell's UN speech

"Oh, I hope not, because this is really all we have."

– McLaughlin, in response, according to CIA station chief Tyler Drumheller

February 22, 2011

"The interesting part for me is that he has recanted what he said, which is fascinating in the sense that I think there are still a number of people who still thought there was something in that. Even now."

– Tyler Drumheller, the CIA station chief who tried to warn CIA Director George Tenet about Curveball's WMD fabrications

February 21, 2011

"I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that, and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy."

– Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball," admitting to WMD lies used to justify the Iraq War

February 18, 2011

"Read my lips. We're going to cut spending."

– House Speaker John Boehner

"I can't believe I just said that."

– Boehner, while walking off stage a moment later

February 17, 2011

"I think this is the end of the laptop...It's portable."

– Rupert Murdoch on the iPad

February 16, 2011

"I said stay off the crack, and I still think that's pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can, you know?"

– Charlie Sheen

February 15, 2011

"The average young person racks up 10,000 hours of gaming by age of 21. That's almost exactly as much time as they spend in a classroom during all of middle school and high school if they have perfect attendance."

– Jane McGonigal, in a recent article on video games