Idiots of the Month

From the page on world news of the the history pages

July 2017: "The West will prevail" (Trump, speaking to the people of Poland, a country of EASTern Europe)
Also: "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?" (all that Donald Trump had to say about the fact that on July 4th, the USA's Independence Day, North Korea tested an intercontinental missile capable of striking the USA with nuclear bombs)
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June 2017: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my collusion with the Russians, nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!" (Donald Trump, after 7 months of mounting evidence of his collusion with the Russians)

May 2017: "I condemn the racist and discriminatory treatment of Palestinians by Israel" (Turkish president Erdogan, who is guilty of racist and discriminatory treatment of Kurds)
April 2017: "My first 100 days are just about the most successful ever" (Fake-news president Donald Trump, who has the lowest approval rating of any president since the 1950s)

March 2017: "I have nothing to do with Russia" (Donald Trump, who surrounded himself with all sorts of people close to Russia... Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson...)
Also: "Leaving the EU ... is this generation's chance to shape a brighter future for our country" (British prime minister Theresa May, forgetting that "this" generation voted massively against Brexit, with 75% of 18 to 24 year olds and 56% of 25 to 49 year olds voting to remain)

February 2017: "The Security of our Nation is at Stake" (Donald Trump, the main threat to the security of the nation)
Also: "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden" (Donald Trump, about a terrorist incident in Sweden that never happened)
Also: "I don't know about that. I haven't seen it. What report is that? I haven't seen that. I'll look into that." (Trump, when asked by journalists about the Flynn scandal that the whole nation is talking about)

January 2017: "We have the highest IQ of any cabinet ever assembled" (Donald Trump, after nominating an impressive cast of idiots, racists and crooks to his cabinet)
Also: "A failing pile of garbage" (Donald Trump, calling Buzzfeed a "failing pile of garbage" after Buzzfeed revealed that he, Trump, is a failing pile of garbage)

December 2016: "These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction," (Donald Trump, accusing the CIA for causing the Iraqi invasion that he actually supported and finally admitting what the Republican Party has always avoided admitting, that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction)
Also: "I think it's ridiculous" (the ridiculous new president Donald Trump, rejecting the CIA's report about Russia hacking the US elections to get the ridiculous Trump elected)
Also: "Kerry obsessively dealt with settlements and barely touched upon the root of the conflict" (Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, forgetting that Jewish settlements are the root of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict)

November 2016: "Donald Trump shouldn't put his children out of work" (Rudy Giuliani, trying to explain why Donald Trump should keep his financial empire that clearly constitutes a conflict of interests)

October 2016: "America has lost now" (Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, who just lost his territorial dispute with China, despite a ruling by the International Court in his favor, and surrendered unconditionally to China)

September 2016: "The USA does not and never will accept North Korea as a nuclear state" (US president Barack Obama, who has de-facto accepted North Korea as a nuclear state)

August 2016: "I was against the war in Iraq" (Donald Trump, who supported Republican president George W Bush's invasion of Iraq)
July 2016: "Putin is not going to go into Ukraine" (Donald Trump, Republican candidate to the presidency of the USA, obviously not knowing that Putin has already invaded and annexed Ukraine's Crimea)
Also: "Nobody knows the system better than me" (Donald Trump, Republican candidate to the presidency of the USA, publicly admitting that is a crook and a liar)
Also: "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices" (Donald Trump, Republican candidate to the presidency of the USA, claiming that his life of golf courses and casinos is comparable to the life of two parents who lost their son in war)
June 2016: "Dawn is breaking over an independent United Kingdom" (Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's Independence Party, hailing the vote to quit the European Union for a "united" kingdom that depends on denying independence for Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Also: "Let's make America safe again" (Donald Trump after speaking at the NRA, the #1 organization that makes America unsafe)
May 2016: "Likelihood of criminal charges against Clinton" (Fox News, reporting the remote possibility that Hillary Clinton will face criminal charges for an obscure email issue but ignoring throughout its front webpage the much higher probability that Donald Trump's "university" will be facing criminal charges for fraud)
Also: "A study confirms the halt in global warming" (US House representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology citing a study that confirms exactly the opposite)
April 2016: "The legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions is one of... weakness, confusion and disarray" (Republican candidate Donald Trump, confusing Democratic politicians with the Republican politicians who carried out those interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan)
Also: "There is no drought in California... California has plenty of water" (Republican candidate for president Donald Trump)
March 2016: "We will bring terrorism to its knees" (Turkey's president Erdogan, after a deadly attack by a group of Kurdish terrorists that he de facto created with his anti-Kurdish bombing campaign in Syria)
"We urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions" (Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban, as if North Korea was intimidated by a plea to refrain)
"I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things" (Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, explaining where he gets his information on foreign affairs)

February 2016: "No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith" (Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has repeatedly questioned Obama's faith)
Also: "When pursuing its own security, one country should not impair others' security interests" (China's Foreign Ministry, complaining that South Korea wants to install an anti-missile system instead of complaining to North Korea that launches the missiles)
January 2016: "If Iran continues the violent approach, it will face opposition from the Arab world" (Adel al-Jubeir, foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, a country that just executed 47 political dissidents and that funds Islamic terrorism all over the world)
December 2015: "They are laughing at our stupidity" (Republican candidate Donald Trump, thinking that foreigners are laughing at US foreign policy when in fact foreigners are laughing at him)
November 2015: "Turkey decided to lick the USA's butt" (Vladimir Putin, who has been licking China's butt)
October 2015: "Adolf Hitler had only wanted to expel Jews from Europe, but the mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini told him to burn them" (Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trying to place the blame for the holocaust on the Palestinians, but forgetting that Hitler's main influence was instead a citizen of the USA, the very famous and influential Henry Ford, and certainly not an unknown Palestinian mufti)
September 2015: "China welcomes foreign media" (president Xi of China, a country where Google, Facebook, Twitter, the New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, this website and most social media are banned, and where Western news sites are censored)
Also: "We urge Japan to learn hard lessons from history, take seriously the security concerns of its Asian neighbors, stick to the path of peaceful development, and do more to promote regional peace and stability." (the ministry of defense of China, a country that doesn't seem to have learned hard lessons from history, doesn't seem to take seriously the security concerns of its Asian neighbors, doesn't seem to stick to the path of peaceful development, and doesn't seem to promote regional peace and stability)
August 2015: "Repeal Obamacare" (the various Republican pretenders, who obviously have no intention of repealing Obamacare)
July 2015: "Vote no to austerity " (Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, before accepting the very austerity he asked the Greeks to vote against)
Also: "I like people who weren't captured" (Donald Trump, Republican candidate to the presidency of the USA, who dodged the draft when he was young, insulting war hero John McCain, who served in Vietnam and was tortured by the enemy)
June 2015: "We should stop eating Nutella because it's made with palm oil" (Segolene Royal, minister in the government of France, a country that still has colonies in four continents)
May 2015: "ISIS is neither Islamic nor a state" (Recep Erdogan, president of Turkey, a country founded by Ottomans who did exactly what ISIS is doing)
April 2015: "The Pope's statement, which is far from the legal and historical reality, cannot be accepted" (Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, protesting that the Pope spoke about the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks, a genocide that has legal and historical reality and is accepted by everybody except Turkish nationalists like him)
March 2015: "Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted" (Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has proven time and again that he cannot be trusted)
February 2015: "It orchestrated a ridiculous campaign of slander" (Israel's prime minister Netanyahu about the main opposition newspaper Yediot, while Hayom, a free paper funded by a billionaire friend of Netanyahu, orchestrates a ridiculous campaign of slander against the opposition)
January 2015: "I want the people of France to know that the US stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow" (US president Barack Obama, one of the few Western leaders who did not stand with the French during the biggest march of all times)
Also: "There is no freer press in the world than in Turkey" (Recep Erdogan, president of Turkey, a country where my website is banned, along with more than one million other websites)
Also: "Allah is Great" (the Islamists who massacred the journalists of a French satirical magazine and thereby proved that Allah is not great at all if it is afraid even of cartoonists)
Also: "Islam is a religion of peace and it is not right to associate it with terrorism" (Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, talking about a religion that today is mainly known for terrorism and that has done nothing to suppress terrorism)
December 2014: "The US wants to impose a unipolar world controlled from Washington" (Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro, failing to understand why it is so easy for the USA to impose a unipolar world when countries like his screw up their economy so badly)
November 2014: "The wave of so-called colour revolutions (popular uprisings in Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan) has had tragic consequences" (Russian president Vladirmir Putin, whose leadership of Russia is having tragic consequences for Russia)
October 2014: "The stupidity of the American voter... was ...really, really critical for the thing to pass" (MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, describing how Obamacare was crafted)
Also: "The German government will not recognize these illegitimate elections" (German chancellor Angela Merkel, about the elections in separatist eastern Ukraine, after recognizing the illegitimate deposition of the democratically-elected president of Ukraine)
September 2014: "Russia is trying to change the postwar world" (US president Barack Obama, forgetting that NATO membership has grown from 16 to 28 countries, i.e. that the most significant change in the postwar world has been engineered by the USA).
Also: "Israel's fight is the world's fight" (Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ironically not realizing that the world's fight is against radical, fanatical and theocratic regimes like his own that show no respect for the lives of innocent civilians)
Also: "A leap forward for democracy in Hong Kong" (the Chinese government, announcing that Hong Kong citizens will only be allowed to vote for the candidates that the Chinese government picks for them)
August 2014: "Our soldiers deserve a Nobel peace prize" (Israel's ambassador to the USA, referring to the soldiers who have just massacred more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians in Gaza)
July 2014: "When we left office, Iraq was in a reasonably good shape" (Former US vicepresident Dick Cheney, one of the architects of the civil war that had already killed about 100,000 Iraqis when Cheney left office)
Also: "Soccer is like the metric system, which liberals also adore" (Ann Coulter, arguing that watching the World Cup is a sign of moral decay in the USA and thus proving the moral decay of the USA)
Also: "We struck a deal [with Syria] where we got 100% of the chemical weapons out" (US secretary of state John Kerry who obviously still believes that Syria's dictator Assad is an honest trustworthy guy)
June 2014: "a fitting Zionist response to the formation of a Palestinian terror government" (Israel's housing minister Uri Ariel, announcing the construction of new Israeli settlements on Palestianian land, a fitting demonstration of how little his government cares for democracy and international law)
May 2014: "immediately launch a broad national dialogue as part of the constitutional reform process involving all regions and political forces" (Russian president Vladimir Putin, the man who crushed the separatist movement in Chechnya, demanding from Ukraine what he never granted his own Russian federation)
April 2014: "Kiev and its Western sponsors are practically provoking the bloodshed and bear direct responsibility for it" (Russian president Vladimir Putin, after provoking the bloodshed in Ukraine)
March 2014: "The borders of Europe cannot be redrawn with force" (Barack Obama, president of a country that redrew the borders of Serbia with force)
February 2014: "Snowden's leaks caused profound damage" (Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ignoring the profound damage caused to the reputation of the USA all over the world by his amoral surveillance programs)
January 2014: "We vacate those portions of the Open Internet Order" (The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, ruling that the Internet is not a crucial utility like telephone service and electricity and therefore refusing to enforce net neutrality)
December 2013: "How can a person who is not willing to face up to their own history, to facts, win the trust of the international community or cause people to believe he has a role to play in maintaining regional and global peace and stability?" (Chinese spokeswoman Hua Chunying criticizing Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the tombs of Japan's war criminals while China is celebrating the birthday of Mao Ze-dong, the #1 mass murderer of the 20th century)
November 2013: "The deal between Iran and the USA is a historic mistake" (Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, a country that increasingly looks like a historic mistake to the whole world)
October 2013: "What we want to do is to offer the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in agreement to go to conference on the budget for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government." (John Boehner, leader of the Republican Party in the US Congress, displaying the linguistic skills of US politicians)
Also: the Malaysian court that ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God.
September 2013: "Hot Girls Don't Poop - The secret to oderless pooping" (Ad displayed by Google's Youtube service when i searched for "Gandhi videos") (yes, only when i searched for "Gandhi", not for other videos)
Also: All the readers who wrote saying "It's based on your search history". No, it is not: i was not logged into any Google product, and therefore Google (nor any other search engine) could not possibly know who was doing the search, and in any case Google cannot track what i or others do on my computer (since i never log into any of its products) nor can anyone else except the NSA. That ad was based on the search keyword "Gandhi". A similar ad on Facebook or Gmail would indeed have been based on my search history because you do have to log into them in order to use them; but that is not require to search a video on youtube. And if the ad were based on recent searches done from the same IP address it would be even funnier because i had spent the last few days and nights doing research on the Victorian Age and all the searches for videos were about famous politicians and scientists. (But it's interesting the quasi-religious faith that nowadays people have in the supernatural powers of Google and the likes).
August 2013: "The Army restored democracy" (US secretary of state John Kerry, referring to the generals who staged a coup against the democratically elected president of Egypt while scores of protesters are killed in the streets)
Also: "The idea is to show that Islam is an open religion" (Mohamed Khattabi, French-Arab imam forgetting that Saudi Arabia bans all religions except Islam and that non-Muslims are not allowed into Mecca whereas all religions are allowed into Rome)
July 2013: "I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible" (US president Barack Obama, calling for "an" elected government after Egypt's military coup and not "the" elected government that was deposed by the coup)
Also: "I think everyone has a right to carry a gun." (Juror B37, who sent free George Zimmerman, a man who killed an innocent kid, about the right of Zimmerman to bear a weapon again)
June 2013: "If I had the ability I would go and fight with them" (Qatari cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, after inciting other Muslims to go and die in the Syrian civil war)
May 2013: "Women hunt" (the t-shirt that Sarah Palin wore at the meeting of the largest terrorist organization in the world, the National Rifle Association)
April 2013: "This organization is determined to continue to use every asset at its disposal to help make America's children safe at school" (The National Rifle Association, responsible for the recent massacre of children at school, as well as of many other massacres of harmless civilians in the USA)
March 2013: "I am acting on the basis of national interest" (Italian president Giorgio Napolitano, who appointed a commission of "wise men" that includes no women, thereby neglecting half of those national interests)
February 2013: "We shouldn't be making a series of dumb, arbitrary cuts" (Barack Obama, responsible for a deadlock in Washington that caused a series of dumb, arbitrary cuts)
January 2013: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" (Wayne LaPierre, chief of the National Rifle Association, commenting on 20 children murdered by the guns that his organization contributed to distribute to the population)
December 2012: "Censorship is an unacceptable method of obstruction" (Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey, a country that bans one million websites, including this one)
November 2012: "It's just very difficult to beat Santa Claus" (Right-wing radio commentator Rush Limbaugh about the Obama reelection painting 51% of voters as gullible greedy idiots, emblematic of the gap of empathy between the party of the rich and ordinary people, and ignoring the fact that maybe, just maybe, ordinary people voted Obama as a reaction to the disastrous Bush administration that gullible greedy idiots like Limbaugh supported)
Also: the Cairo (Egypt) court that sentenced to death eight people in connection to an anti-Islamic film
October 2012: "God made humans within the past 10,000 years" (46% of US citizens, according to the latest Gallup poll)
September 2012: "We condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions" (The embassy of the USA in Egypt, offending millions of atheists all over the world)
Also: "The Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace" (Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney, who obviously has no interest whatsoever in establishing peace in the Middle East)
August 2012: "I implore Yahweh to wipe out and destroy Iran" (Israeli rabbi Ovadia Yosef, calling for prayers for Iran's destruction and therefore justifying Iran's nuclear program as self-defense against mad fanatical Jews)
Also: "The 2003 invasion of Iraq has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history" (Desmond Tutu, who obviously hasn't studied history)
July 2012: "I heard some Indian people eat with their hands still" (Television celebrity Oprah Winfrey while shooting a documentary on India)
Also: "Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? Eight percent. You spend eight percent of GDP on health care. You're a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18 percent of our GDP on health care, 10 percentage points more" (US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, strongly opposed to socialized universal health care, praising Israel's socialized universal health care system)
June 2012: "Our voter ID law will allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania" (Pennsylvania house majority leader Mike Turzai, basically admitting that he passed that law to disenfranchise Democratic voters)
May 2012: "The Syrian people must decide their leadership" (Russia's president Vladimir Putin, denying the Syrian people the right to decide their leadership)
April 2012: "Whoever seeks to violate the rights of the Iranian nation will get a blow to the mouth" (Iran's president Ahmud Ahmadinejad, who has consistently violated the rights of the Iranian nation)
March 2012: "Russia is the number one foe of the USA" (Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney)
Also: "This duck is a nuclear duck" (Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu) [Watch this hilarious John Stewart satire]
February 2012: "We should not act like a bull in a china shop"" (Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, protecting Syria's regime that is behaving like a bull in a china shop in exterminating the opposition)
Also: "I will not allow Malaysia to be seen as a safe country for terrorists" (Malaysian home minister Hishammuddin Hussein, defending the extradiction to Saudi Arabia of a journalist accused of insulting the founder of Islam)
January 2012: "I have been very open about needing to go to God about forgiveness to seek reconciliation" (Former US house speaker Newt Gingrich, pretending to be sorry for having cheated on his wives, held amoral behavior in Congress, and made millions working for Wall Street)
December 2011: "The Arab Spring is moving the Arab world backward" (Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a man who befriended every Arab dictator who kept the Arab world in the dark ages)
Also: "The elections in Russia were absolutely fair, free and democratic" (Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, while millions of Russians protest against the rigged elections)
November 2011: "This is not as punishment to the Palestinian" (Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu after punishing with new settlement building the Palestinians' peaceful bid to become a member of the United Nations)
October 2011: "It's a success for Palestinian resistance" (A Palestinian hailing the release of 1000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of just one Israeli prisoner, a swap that basically tells the world that one Israeli is worth one thousand Palestinians)
Also: "Obama is sending soldiers to fight the Christians in Africa" (Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh, defending the terrorist group Lord's Resistance Army that have killed, maimed, enslaved and raped thousands of civilians, most of them Christians)
September 2011: "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions" (USA president Barack Obama, standing as the main obstacle to peaceful Palestinian statehood)
Also: "We condemn extremists engaging in open terror" (Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the peaceful pro-democracy protests in Syria and the bloody repression by Syria's government)
Also: "Impeccably! Impeccably!" (Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, about the performance of his institution while the eurozone is collapsing)
August 2011: "The Syrian government should listen to the demands of its people" (Iran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi, working for a government that cracked down on its people's protests)
Also: "We lowered our long-term rating on the US" (Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor downgrading the very solvent USA after having considered safe for years the securitized subprime junk that caused the Great Recession)
Also: "Zionism and Israel await the disintegration and the internal erosion of the Arab countries because they are the first and biggest beneficiary of ... the Arab Spring" (Iraq's prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, the main beneficiary of the deposition of Israel's enemy Saddam Hussein)
Also: "In Israel there is more courage in one small square mile than in whole of Europe" (Conservative icon Glenn Beck of the USA praising the regional military superpower Israel while ignoring the helpless isolated Gaza, a place where there is more courage in one small square mile than in the whole of Israel)
July 2011: "Stop the Slaughter" (The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking dictator and serial killer Bashir Assad to stop the massacres in Syria but stopping short of doing anything about it)
June 2011: "I want my search engine to be the expert who knows me the best" (Google's Amit Singhal, when in fact he meant "We want our advertising division to be the expert who knows you the best")
May 2011: "The customization of search results based on location is an important component of a consistent, high-quality search experience" (Google's answer to the question "Can I turn off location-based customization?")
April 2011: "No failure of coordination can justify... firing on innocent people" (Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak, apparently forgetting that Israel killed thousands of innocents when it bombed Gaza and Lebanon)
Also: "Israel and Gaza terrorists agree to a cease-fire" (Jewish Telegraphic Agency, calling "terrorists" the people who killed zero Israelis and not calling "terrorist" the government that killed scores of Gaza civilians)
March 2011: "Sayfa goruntulenemiyor" (The error message that you get if you try to access my website scaruffi.com in Turkey, a country that censors any website that makes any reference to the Armenian genocide)
"All models are wrong, and increasingly you can succeed without them" (Peter Norvig, Google's research director, promoting a model that has been proven wrong over and over again)
February 2011: "Libya is a free country" (Ali Suleiman Aujali, the Libyan ambassador to the USA, while pro-democracy protesters are being massacred in Libya)
Also: "The Muslim Brotherhood is a mortal enemy of our civilization" (USA politician Newt Gingrich, confusing Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, that are actually enemies of each other)
Also: "Iran expects Egyptian officials to listen to the voice of their Muslim people, respond to their rightful demands and refrain from exerting violence by security forces and police" (The Iranian government, while exerting violence against its own people who were staging Egyptian-style protests)
January 2011: "Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is not a dictator" (USA vice-president Joe Biden, talking about one of the most hated dictators in the world)
Also: "Egypt is a country of Arabism and Islam. No Arab and Muslim human being can bear that some infiltrators, in the name of freedom of expression, have infiltrated into the brotherly people of Egypt, to destabilize its security and stability and they have been exploited to spew out their hatred in destruction, intimidation, burning, looting and inciting a malicious sedition" (Saudi King Abdullah)
December 2010: "The best health care in the world" (Republican Majority leader John Boehmer referring to the US health-care system, one of the worst in the free world)
Also: "I am the most popular premier of Europe" (Italian prime minister Berlusconi, the most ridiculed premier of Europe)
Also: "If it were not for George W Bush, we would really be in the tank" (US radio commentator Rush Limbaugh)
November 2010: "Obama's trip to India will cost $200 million a day" (political commentator Rush Limbaugh, confusing dollars and rupees)
Also: "Obama's trip to India will cost $200 million a day" (political commentator Glenn Beck, confusing dollars and rupees)
Also: "Obama's trip to India will cost $200 million a day" (Tea Party politician Michele Bachmann, confusing dollars and rupees)
October 2010: "We should repudiate plans for a mosque near ground zero" (Sarah Palin, former Alaskan governor, who obviously didn't study English in elementary school)
September 2010: "Burning the Quran would be a disaster" (New York iman Feisal Abdul Rauf, not realizing that the real disaster for the Islamic world is the fact that so many Muslims are still so obsessed with religious superstitions)
Also: "We Want Google To Be The Third Half Of Your Brain" (Google's founder Sergey Brin, admitting what the real business plan of Google is: stealing and reselling your privacy)
August 2010: "Eight to 12 insurgents were killed or wounded" (The USA military, reporting on an air strike that killed 12 innocent Afghan civilians)
July 2010: "The page cannot be found" (If you try to post a comment to any anti-Israeli or anti-USA article on AlJazeera.com)
June 2010: "Israel is being condemned for a defensive action" (Israeli prime minister Avigdor Lieberman, after his troops slaughtered unarmed peace activities)
May 2010: "The USA should revoke citizenship from supporters terrorism" (USA senator Joe Lieberman, a strong supporter of terrorist organization NRA)
April 2010: "You're being set up, America" (Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, a multimillionaire who is setting up America for his own financial purposes)
March 2010: "Iraq is a failure and a big mess" (Arab journalist Hussein-al-Shobokshy, who writes for a newspaper in Saudi Arabia, a much bigger failure and a much bigger mess)
February 2010: "I thought it took him a while to get there" (Former USA president Dick Cheney, criticizing Obama for his slow response to the dreadful events in Afghanistan which were caused by Cheney's failed policies)
Also: "We got rid of one of the worst dictators of the 20th century" (Former USA president Dick Cheney, referring to Saddam Hussein, a minor dictator of the 20th century who was not any worse than Cheney's favorite dictators in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and so forth)
(Note: Dick Cheney becomes the first person ever to win the title of "Idiot of the Month" twice in the same monthn)
January 2010: "Corporations are persons" (Supreme Court of the USA)
Also: Traditional marriage is "the residue of centuries of figurative and literal gay bashing" (San Francisco lawyer David Boies, defending gay marriage)
Also: The Muslims who attacked Christian Churches in Malaysia because Christians dared use the word "Allah".
Also: Russian academic Igor Panarin for predicting that the USA will disintegrate within a year (while Russia is disintegrating under his nose)
December 2009: "I have long been concerned about making health care more accessible and affordable" (Senator Joe Lieberman, the main defender of the right of insurance companies to make health care inaccessible and expensive)
Also: The Swiss voters who banned the construction of new minarets in Switzerland.
Also: Al Aljzeera, whose website does not have a single word on the anti-government riots in Iran.
November 2009: "Our president is a laughingstock" (Rush Limbaugh, the number-one laughingstock in the USA)
October 2009: "Some posting to this section are moderated by aljazeera.com" (Disclaimer on Al Jazeera's website that basically means that anything that is not enough anti-Israeli and anti-USA will not be posted)
September 2009: "My country is still occupied" (Montader al-Zaidi, the anti-Bush shoe-thrower released from jail, referring to Iraq's occupation by the USA, minutes before taking a plane for a Western country that is a close ally of the USA)
Also: "This white house is the biggest bunch of crybabies" (Chris Wallace of Fox News, the biggest bunch of crybabies in the world of news media)
August 2009: "Support and Very Support" (The only two choices given in a poll by Chinese social networking website Kaixin about anti-Uighur propaganda)
July 2009: "I congratulate Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad" (Brazil's president Lula, one of the few leaders of a democracy to accept the results of Iran's elections)
Also: "The Revolutionary Guards do not meddle in politics" (Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards that rigged the presidential elections in favor of former revolutionary guard Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)
June 2009: "There are no dictators in Africa" (Muammar Qaddafi, who has been dictator of Libya for more than 40 years)
Also: "The people of Iran inspired hope for all nations" (Iranian president Ahmadinejad after stealing the elections)
Also: "Ahmadinejad supporters hold unity rally " (Al Jazeera's headline, ignoring the much bigger marches organized by the protesters)
May 2009: "Gordon Brown... will come down with anal poisoning" (Rush Limbaugh)
April 2009: "It's important to personally never attack the new president" (Former USA president Dick Cheney, while spending most of his time attacking the new president)
March 2009: "I am the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims" (Qaddafi of Libya) "Stuff happens" (the best explanation provided by former USA vice-president Dick Cheney for the economic mess left behind by the Bush administration)
"The Israeli army is the most moral in the world" (Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak, after the Israeli army admits indiscriminate killings of civilians in Gaza)
February 2009: "Are they happy with our God? Are they happy with our prophet?" (Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who admitted helping the very un-Islamic regime of North Korea acquire the nuclear bomb in return for money)
Also: "And $140 million for something called volcano monitoring" (Louisiana's governor Bobby Jindal, making fun of an item in Obama's budget and forgetting that his state was devastated precisely because the government did not invest enough in monitoring natural phenomena)
January 2009: "There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza" (Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Livni, after the Israeli bombing had made a preexisting humanitarian crisis even worse)
December 2008: "We called for a military intifada against the enemy" (Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, talking from Damascus where he is comfortably safe from Israel's bombs)
Also: "Sarkozy has shown the wild ambition of a king of the world" (Chinese propaganda websites, unleashing an anti-Sarkozy campaign because Sarkozy dared meet with the Dalai Lama, thus proving that China has the wild ambition of becoming king of the world)
November, 2008: "Siege in Mumbai ends" (a small footnote in Al Jazeera's daily commentary, the only reference to the Islamic terrorist attacks in Mumbai)
October, 2008: "Europe still is the center of the literary world" (Nobel Prize secretary Horace Engdahl, while European culture is rapidly sliding into irrelevance in the century of Asia and America)
Also: "What crisis?" (Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, implying that the financial crisis in the USA would not affect Brazil, only to reverse course a few days later with a live address to the Brazilian nation about the devastating effects of the crisis)
September, 2008: "If I were president today I would fire him" (John McCain, trying to blame others for the financial crisis but forgetting that it was his good friend Phil Gramm, now his closest economic adviser, who aggressively pushed legislation through Congress to free the hands of the speculators)
Also: "That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the -- it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track." (Vicepresidential candidate Sarah Palin explaining why she supports the Wall Street bail-out plan)(or whatever she thought she was explaining)
Also: "The United Nations is... needed more urgently than ever" (USA president George W Bush, after undermining the United Nations for eight years)
August, 2008: "Let me be very clear on this" (International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, being very obscure about what kind of freedom, if any, will the media, the athletes and the spectators have during the Olympic Games in mainland China)
July, 2008: "The financial system is basically sound" (George W Bush, presiding over the biggest financial crisis in recent history). Also: "The site is maintained by volunteers, who are not associated with any government officials" (www.anti-cnn.com, a website sponsored and controlled by the Chinese government to distribute anti-Western propaganda).
June, 2008: "Only our people will decide and nobody else" (Robert Mugabe, having decided that he will win the presidential election). "The fundamentals of our economy are very strong" (John McCain, presidential candidate, in the middle of the worst economic depression since the 1970s). Also: "The price of oil is not a crisis" (Samuel Bodman, energy secretary of the USA)
May, 2008: "Many believe all we need to do to end the nuclear programs of hostile governments is have our president talk with their leaders, as if we haven't tried talking to these governments repeatedly over the past two decades." (John McCain, USA candidate to president, forgetting that the USA has always refused any talk with the Iranian government)
April, 2008: "Our conflict with the Dalai clique is not an ethnic problem" (Hu Jingtao, president of mainland China)
March, 2008: "A strong dollar is in America's interest" (Henry Paulson, USA minister of finance, while the dollar is collapsing worldwide)
February, 2008: "We apologize that the site you are attempting to visit has been blocked due to its content being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates" (The government of the United Arab Emirates, prohibiting to visit virtually any website that discusses Islamic history)
Also: "There has been no attempt to invite an equal number of Palestinian writers" (Tariq Ali, a British Muslim writer, about complaining about the Israeli writers invited to the Paris book fair, forgetting there are no Palestinian, or, for that matter, Arab writers of equal merit, due not to Western prejudice but to failed Arab educational systems)
January, 2008: "Fidel Castro has incredible lucidity" (Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, talking of a man who was always famous for rambling speeches even when he was young)
Also Societe Generale, for not realizing that one of its employees lost five billion euros in stock trades.
December, 2007: "Economic fundamentals remain strong" (George W Bush, while the USA economy plunges into a recession)
November, 2007: "Fascists are not human." (Hugo Chavez, fascist president of Venezuela, talking of the King of Spain who is widely considered having defeated fascism in Spain in 1978)
"Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office" Mike Huckabee, a USA presidential candidate who supports the death penalty, when asked what would Jesus do about the death penalty)
October, 2007: "The Constitution guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" (Bill O'Reilly, best-selling right-wing author of "Kids Are American Too", confusing the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence)
September, 2007: "Taiwan, China" (The Venice Film Festival of Italy, crediting Ang Lee's Taiwanese film as a film from a province of China, as instructed by the totalitarian regime of mainland China)
August, 2007: "Texans are doing just fine governing Texas" (Rich Perry, governor of Texas, presiding over a failed state that competes with China, Iran and Saudi Arabia for the record number of executions) "The USA is the biggest threat to peace in the Middle East" (Al Jazeera, the biggest threat to peace in the Middle East)
Also: "Sorry, the webpage you browsed has been deleted" (Website of the Chinese Embassy in New York, if you try to send them a complaint)
July, 2007: "Senators should not get a salary raise until the minimum wage is raised" (Hillary Clinton, on the eve of an already scheduled minimum-wage increase)
June, 2007: "China will support democratic development" (Chinese premier Hu Jintao while visiting Hong Kong and forbidding democratic elections)
May, 2007: "A conspiracy by the UK government to turn Britons against Muslims" (Al Jazeera's view of the foiled terrorist attacks in Britain)
April, 2007: "The vast majority of gun owners are law abiding" (Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson, as if the "vast minority" of those who are not law abiding did not kill more USA citizens than Al Qaeda) "Our priority has always been saving human lives" (Italian prime minister Romano Prodi, justifying the exchange of Taliban prisoners for Italian hostages that resulted in the Taliban killing the other non-Italian hostage, and the millions of dollars of ransom paid to the Taliban that the Taliban used to buy weapons that are likely to kill many human lives)
March, 2007: "Progress is being made in Iraq" (USA senator John McCain, while hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed every day)
Also: "There is no evidence that foreign women were coerced by the Japanese army to become sex slaves during World War II." (Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe)
February, 2007: "I have no problem with Iran having one or two nuclear bombs" (French president Jacques Chirac)
January, 2007: "A horrific chapter has been closed" (George W Bush, commenting on the grotesque execution of Saddam Hussein that began a new horrific chapter of Sunni insurgence)
December, 2006: "Al Qaeda is mainly Shiite" (Silvestre Reyes, the Democratic Party's choice for head of the Foreign Intelligence Committee)
November, 2006: "Al Qaeda is on the run" (USA president George W Bush, while Al Qaeda spreads in Pakistan)
October, 2006: "We cannot allow bloodshed in this region" (Russian president Putin criticizing Georgia's attitude towards its rebellious provinces after Russia destroyed most of its rebellious province Chechnya for the same reason)
September, 2006: "Pope is building religion on hatred" (Indonesian Muslims demonstrating against the Pope, one more instance of Muslims who are building religion on hatred)
Also: "Efforts to link Islam and terrorism should be clearly opposed" (Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, while Islamic terrorists is spreading all over the world)
August, 2006: "Iran plays a stabilizing role in the Middle East" (Philippe Douste-Blazy, France's foreign minister)
Also: "Hezbollah suffered a defeat" (George W Bush, while Hezbollah is hailed as the winner all over the Middle East)
July, 2006: "France is a country of Negroes, Muslims and Communists" (Roberto Calderoli, a leader of one of Italy's right-wing parties)
Also: "Our religion prevails from Spain to Iraq" (Al-Zawahiri of Al Qaeda, forgetting that Spain has been Christian for 500 years)
June, 2006: "Some posting to this section are moderated by Aljazeera.com." (Al Jazeera, that routinely censors any reader's comment against Al Jazeera - try it by yourself)
Also: "This is not an amnesty" (George Bush, while granting an amnesty to millions of illegal aliens)
May, 2006: "Under the pretext of the existence of WMDs" (Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accusing Bush of lying about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destructions when in fact Iran always accused Saddam of having them)
April, 2006: "Fair and balanced" (Bill O'Reilly, the most unfair and unbalanced tv host in the USA)
March, 2006: "Thank God" (USA president George W Bush, responding to the news of the release of USA hostage Jill Carroll in Iraq)
February, 2006: "They want to know whether Muslims are extremists or not... death to them and to their newspapers" (A Muslim protester in Afghanistan who was trying to explain to the BBC that Islam means peace)
January, 2006: "Stop climate change" (Greenpeace and assorted environmentalist, forgetting that climate change has been around for billions of years)
Also: "This land belongs to me and you'd better leave it alone" (USA tele-evangelist Pat Robertson delivering to the world God's opinion about the Gaza strip)
December, 2005: "Nigeria does not need lessons in democracy from abroad" (Nigerian presidential spokesman Femi Fani-Kayode)
November, 2005: "Al- Jazeera is in the foremost of democracy in the Arab world" (Wadah Khanfar, head of Al Jazeera, the mouthpiece of Arab dictators and Islamic terrorists)
Also: "The tragedies that happened in Jordan have happened in many parts of the world, from Asia to Georgia to all Muslim Arab countries to Europe and America," (King Abdullah of Jordan, forgetting to mention the main target of terrorism, i.e. Israel)
October, 2005: "Ahmadinejad did not have any intention to engage in a conflict" (The Iranian ambassador, referring to Iran's president call for the destruction of Israel)
September, 2005: "There is simply no fat left to cut from the federal budget" (Republican leader Tom DeLay, after Congress approves the largest pork-barrel spending in the history of the world)
Also: "Zero tolerance of people breaking the law" (USA president Bush, forgetting that his pro-gun laws give criminals infinite tolerance in situations like the New Orleans evacuation)
August, 2005: "Our special forces should take him out" (USA fundamentalist Pat Robertson, calling for the assassination of democratically-elected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, proving to the world that Christian fundamentalists are no less stupid than Islamic fundamentalists)
July, 2005: "The only thing they have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease" (France's president Jacques Chirac, insulting Britain at a meeting from Germany and Russia, and forgetting that he is the man who destroyed French agriculture)
June, 2005: "We would not tolerate a nuclear program in North Korea" (South Korea's defense minister Yoon Kwang Ung, while South Korea is doing precisely that: tolerating anything North Korea does)
Also: "Britain's behaviour is pathetic" (French president Jacques Chirac, while begging the booming economy of Britain to help financially the collapsing economy of France)
Also: "This item contains forbidden speech" (Microsoft's error message when someone tries to write the word "democracy" on its Chinese blog)
May, 2005: "Islam is a positive, not a negative force" (Malaysian dictator Mahathir Mohamad, while Islamic fundamentalists are terrorizing all countries in the world)
Also " Islam dictates that the head of the nation must be a man" (Kuwaiti politician Waleed al-Tabtabae, head of Parliament's human rights committee ).
April, 2005: "Japan has to face up to history" (premier Wen Jiabao of Beijing, a regime that has never faced up to its history of massacres and invasions in Tibet, Turkestan, Mongolia, Manchuria, Hong Kong, and has officially threatened to invade the peaceful and democratic country of Taiwan).
Also "These people haven't been indicted for anything, they haven't been convicted of anything (Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, talking of the terrorists on the terrorist watchlist, who, in his opinion, should be allowed to purchase guns in the USA).
Also "Judges must answer for their behavior" (Republican leader Tom DeLay, involved in all sorts of scandals, threatening the judges who express opinions different from his)
March, 2005: "1.5 million people demonstrated for Syria in Beirut" (Al Jazeera, forgetting that the entire population of Lebanon is only 3 million, including children and elderly people)
Also: "Thousands of Lebanese protestors marched outside the U.S. embassy in Beirut, denouncing the U.S. interference in Lebanon" (Al Jazeera, neglecting two decades of Syrian intereference in Lebanon)
February, 2005: "Some Europeans joined the fight to liberate Iraq, while others did not" (Bush in Europe, while forgiving Chirac of France who has always sided with the USA's enemies)
Also: "We need to protect our... freedom and democracy" (North Korea's foreign minister)
Also: "History will surely judge us not by our old disagreements, but by our new achievements" (Condy Rice, in her speech to the French nation, mainly famous for disagreeing with the USA)
January, 2005: "freedom" (George W Bush, in his inauguration speech, using repeatedly the words "free" and "freedom" after curtaling the freedom of USA citizens with "anti-terrorism" laws)
December, 2004: "Putin is a convinced democrat" (German chancellor Schroeder, after Putin swept to power in rigged elections and supported the rigged elections in Ukraine)
Also: "Relations between France and China will serve the world" (French president Jacques Chirac, proposing to sell advanced weapons to China's dictators).
Also: "May the Holy Land, dear to the faithful of the three great monotheistic religions, be able to see times of prosperity and peaceful co-existence" (Pope John Paul II during the Christmas Mass, forgetting to mention that it has been precisely the three "great" totalitarian (or monotheistic) religions that have been the biggest enemies of peace
November, 2004: "Every nation is capable of fighting corruption" (George W Bush, preaching at the APEC meeting in Chile, after confirming Dick Cheney as his vice-president)
Also, Al Jazeera, for this sentence: "Israeli officials have strongly rejected the accusations, yet failed to provide an evidence that foils the accusations" referring to the fact that Israel has been accused of poisoning Arafat but failed to prove it: how is one (for example, me) supposed to prove that s/he did not poison someone?
October, 2004: Piero Scaruffi, editor of this website, for having believed that Saddan Hussein still had weapons of mass destruction.
September, 2004: "Syrian troops are in the country at Lebanon's request" (Mohammed Issa, member of Lebanon's government installed by Syrian occupation forces)
August, 2004: "For the next 25 to 50 years, the oil available to the market is for all intents and purposes infinite" (MIT economist Mortis Adelman)
July, 2004: "The government of Sudan will bring humanity out of darkness to the light of Islam" (Sudanese president Omar Bashir commenting on the massacre of non-Arabs in Sudan's Darfur region)
June, 2004: "A date must be set for the U.S. troops to depart" (French president Jacques Chirac, showing how much power he would give to any future Iraqi government to decide for itself).
May, 2004: "The USA is a source of instability in the Middle East" (president Bashar Assad of Syria, as if there ever was stability in the Middle East)
April, 2004: "My plan is tough on the Palestinians, a mortal blow" (Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, for those who still believed he is a man of peace)
March, 2004: "There was no terrorism in Iraq before the war" (French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, forgetting that Saddam Hussein terrorized Iraq for 35 years).
Also: "Made in Burma" (The Bush/Cheney campaign, selling T-shirts made in a country whose products have been banned in the USA for human-rights violation by its brutal regime)
February, 2004: "A review of our spending commitments is necessary" (Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve, suggesting that the USA cuts spending for Medicare to fix the budget deficit, instead of suggesting a reduction in health-care costs that would achieve the same result without hurting elderly citizens)
January, 2004: "This is not an amnesty" (George Bush, while granting an amnesty to millions of illegal aliens)
Also: "An immigration policy that helps match any willing employer with any willing employee" (George Bush, while describing new legislation that will allow American companies to cut salaries of American workers and replace them with foreign workers if they refuse).
December, 2003: "I feel pity for this man [Saddam Hussein] being treated like a cow [by the USA]" (cardinal Renato Martino, spokesman for a Church that never felt any pity for the hundreds of thousands of people massacred by Saddam Hussein over the last 25 years)
Novembre, 2003: "We do not make the news - we report it" (Ibrahim Hilal, chief news editor of Al Jazeera, the tv network that reported the USA had dropped a nuclear bomb on Baghdad, that the USA had not entered Baghdad, that the USA was attacking the holiest mosque in Iraq, that 170thousand items were looted from the Baghdad Museum, etc).
October, 2003: "Jews control the world and recruit others to fight and die for them" (Malaysian dictator Mahathir Mohammed, while Arabs control the world through oil and Muslims worldwide recruit fighters to die for them).
Also, "Power should return to the Iraqi people" (German chancellor Schroeder, as if the Iraqi people had ever had any power under Saddam Hussein's regime).
Also: "Western values are corrupt, unjust and anti-Islamic (the tyrants of Syria, Libya, Sudan and Iran, four very corrupt, unjust and un-Islamic regimes, at the Islamic Conference)
September, 2003: "The Israeli people will pay a dear price for this crime" (Sheikh Yassin, spiritual leader of Hamas, who has always claimed he has nothing to do with the terrorist attacks of Hamas' military wing)
Also, "Mussolini never killed anyone" (Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, forgetting the invasions of Ethiopia, Greece, etc)
August, 2003: "The Iraqi Council must pave the way for a legitimate government" (Arab League's secretary-general Amr Moussa, speaking on behalf of Arab dictators who have never been legitimate).
July, 2003: "Africa needs food and medicine, not lessons in democracy" (Muammar al-Qaddafi, one of the Arab dictators who has caused poverty and starvation in Africa).
June, 2003: "There are no civil liberties that are more important than the right to live in freedom" (John Ashcroft, after incarcerating dozens of innocent Arab-American citizens). Also: "I am the federal government" (Tom DeLay, when reproached for smoking in a government building)
May, 2003: "Islam is Peace" (USA president George W Bush, while Islamic fundamentalists are waging wars in four continents and in dozen of countries, from the USA to Russia to China to Israel to India to Philippines to Nigeria to Sudan to Indonesia to...).
April, 2003: "Stuff happens" (the USA's secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld, commenting on the looting of the Iraqi national museum caused by his troops' inability to maintain order in Baghdad). "Iraq's future must be decided by the United Nations alone" (France's president Chirac, acting one more time as Emperor of the World and proving one more time how much interest he has in the opinion of the Iraqi people).
Also: "The images are made in Hollywood" (Iraqi minister of information Mohammed Said Sahhaf, commenting on the American marines swarming through Baghdad).
March, 2003: "The European Union is wrong" on Iraq (Tom DeLay, leader of the US Republican Party, confusing France with the European Union, and forgetting that Britain, Spain and Italy, all in favor of war, are also part of the European Union).
Also: "There is still time to negotiate, there is still time for peace" (Pope John Paul II, who for 25 years tolerated that thousands of people were killed by Saddam, and forgetting that there never was peace in Iraq under Saddam).
February, 2003: "Inspections can be effective" (French president Jacques Chirac, after spending 12 years derailing the United Nations efforts to send inspectors to Iraq).
Also: "They missed a good opportunity to keep quiet" (Jacques Chirac threatening the European countries that sided with the USA, in a clear display of his concept of democracy)
January, 2003: "We have shown the French-German motor" (French president Jacques Chirac, hailing the French-German axis at a time when both economies are sinking to third-world levels)
December, 2002: "A distorted picture has been painted of this country" (German chancellor Schroeder commenting on the worst economic and employment data in the history of modern Germany)
November, 2002: "China's constitution has guaranteed the citizens' democracy" (Hu Jintao, after being appointed leader of China by the Congress of the Communist Party, that did not consult a single Chinese citizen)
Also: "Turkey's entry in the European Union would be the end of Europe" (Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a former French president in charge of drafting the European constitution, meaning that it would end French predominance in Europe)
October, 2002: "Only this action firmly guards us against temptations of adventure" (Jacques Chirac, president of France, while opposing a military intervention in Iraq aimed at stopping Saddam's temptations of adventure)
September, 2002: "There are al Qaeda terrorists inside Iraq" (George W Bush, a few weeks after noting that Al Qaeda terrorists operate from "dozens" of countries, including most Arab countries, western Europe and the USA itself)
August, 2002: "What you plant, you harvest" (a neighbor of Mrs Khouli, whose two daughters were executed by Palestinian gunmen for collaborating with Israel, not realizing that what he is planting by justifying the execution with no trial of two powerless women is the seed of dictatorship). Also "There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction" (Dick Cheney, USA vicepresident)
July 2002: "20 years ago this would not have happened" (An anonymous official of the Saudi government, about the girls who were left burning alive in a school because they were not wearing the veil: he was referring to the fact that 20 years ago there were NO schools for girls in Saudi Arabia)
June 2002: "Nobody is above the law" (George W Bush, while a chain of scandals unveils widespread misconduct by America's top managers without a single manager spending a single day in jail or having to return a single penny)
May 2002: "Al Jazeera is biased towards Israel" (Bahrain's Information minister Nabil al-Hamr, while banning the Arab station Al Jazeera for letting Israeli officials speak on an Arab television)
April 2002: "Sharon is a man of peace" (George W Bush, a few days before Sharon ordered the invasion of Palestine)
March 2002: "I have heard your voices" (Tung Chee-hwa, thanking the people of Hong Kong for re-electing him: he was the only candidate allowed by China to run in the elections)
February 2002: "Iran, Iraq and North Korea constitute an axis of evil" (George W Bush, US president, while America is attacked by terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and none at all from Iran, Iraq or North Korea)
January 2002: "The Finns don't even know what prosciutto is" (Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, against basing a new food agency in Finland)
December 2001: "We will fight on our own" (Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister of India, responding to Islamic terrorism caused by India's occupation of Kashmir)
November 2001: "Best experienced using Microsoft Internet Explorer" (the only words written in English on the website of the Arab network aljazeera.net)
October 2001: "We are winning this war" (the Taliban embassador in Pakistan while the US is bombing the hell out of Afghanistan)
September 2001: "This is a crusade" (George W Bush, US president, while trying to prove that this is not a war against Islam)
August 2001: "Compassion is no substitute for justice" (Rush Limbaugh, the least compassionate of radio hosts, commenting on the death penalty that killed hundreds of innocents while sending free hundreds of rich people)
July 2001: "Americans have little to fear from terrorism" (Larry Johnson, political commentator and former CIA agent, writing about "The Declining Terrorist Threat" while terrorists were about to attack America)
June 2001: "The US should build a new power plant every week for the next 20 years" (Dick Cheney, US vice president, trying to take advantage of the energy crisis to boost his pro-oil policies)
May 2001: "I was the governor of a state that had a death penalty and, as far as I was concerned, I reviewed every case and I was confident that every person that had been put to death received full rights and was guilty of the crime charged. " (George W Bush, a few months before hundreds of death-row inmnates were proven innocent by DNA testing)
April 2001:
March 2001: "I challenge anybody to show me an example of bias in Fox News Channel" (Rupert Murdoch, about his channel tv that is the most biased channel in the USA)
February 2001:
January 2001:
December 2000: "Fair and balanced" (Fox News, the most biased news channel in the USA)
November 2000:
October 2000: "Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream." (Rush Limbaugh)
September 2000: "The media are not disposed toward any Republican president" (Brit Hume, Fox News Channel, a good example of how the mainstream media are not disposed towards any Democratic president)
February 2000: "The stronger the state the freer the individual" (Vladimir Putin, president of Russia)
December 1999: "Most people's historical perspective begins with the day of their birth" (Rush Limbaugh, a man whose historical perspective begins with the day of his birth)
September 1999: "Dow 36,000" (the title of a book by James Glassman and Kevin Hassett that predicts the Dow Jones will hit 36,000 by 2005, published a few months before the biggest stock market crash of all times)
October 1998: "By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's" (Paul Krugman)
May 1998: "There's no administration in American history with less moral authority than the Clinton-Gore administration" (Newt Gingrich, the first House of Representatives Speaker to be censured for ethics violations)
February 1998: "The goal of our crusade is to expel America's army from the lands of Islam" (Osama bin Laden, who would soon cause the USA to invade the lands of Afghanistan and Iraq, and station troops all over the Islamic world)
1997: "The Earth is cooler today than it was 20 years ago" (ExxonMobil's CEO Lee Raymond)
October 1982: "This bill is the most important legislation for financial institutions in the last 50 years" (Ronald Reagan signing the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act that ended restrictions on mortgage lending and started the mortgage boom that would lead to the depression of 2008)
December 1928: "No Congress of the United States ever assembled... has met with a more pleasing prospect than that which appears at the present time" (USA president Calvin Coolidge, days before the economy collapses)
1927: "We will not have any more crashes in our time" (economist John Maynard Keynes, two years before the biggest economic crash of all times)