Loose Cannons

Issue 

Carrier strike group diplomacy

"I made a statement last night that I had ordered the deployment of an additional carrier strike group to the region ... We will use our full diplomatic resources throughout the Middle East." — Emperor George Bush II, January 11.

Freudian slip

"The best way to defeat the totalitarian of hate is with an ideology of hope — an ideology of hate — excuse me — with an ideology of hope." — Emperor Bush, January 11.

Did anyone say 'quagmire'?

"This is an existential conflict. It is the kind of conflict that's going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years." — Lord Darth Cheney, January 14, in a Fox News interview about Emperor Bush's new Iraq war strategy.