Last Year in Words

Australian blogger Tim Blair has a brilliant collection of quotes from 2003. Here are a few of my favourites.

“I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don’t know why they were fired into Kuwait.” — one of Iraqi information minister Muhammad Said al-Sahhaf’s greatest hits.

“Dickhead. Next question?” — The Mirror’s Sue Carroll, asked for her opinion on fellow Mirror columnist John Pilger.

“They tell me he’s one of those genetically-modified because of the criminal ancestry he derives from.” — Robert Mugabe on John Howard.

“Most of the leftists I know are hoping openly or secretly to leverage difficulty in Iraq in order to defeat George Bush. For innumerable reasons, including the one I cited earlier, I think that this is a tactic and a mentality utterly damned by any standard of history or morality. What I mainly do is try to rub that in.” — Christopher Hitchens

Have a look for yourself if you have an hour or so to kill.