"I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror."
Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales, announcing that he is writing a memoir about his tenure in the Bush administration
"We used to fight about who gets to keep the house. Now we fight about who gets stuck with the dead cow."
Matrimonial lawyer Gary Nickelson, explaining the effect of the economic recession on divorce settlements
"There is a 55-45 percent chance right now that disintegration will occur."
Igor Panarin, dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry's diplomat academy, predicting the demise of the United States by 2010
"It pounds in …
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