Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 06, 2015"This is a train wreck waiting to happen, and I intend to get the hell off the train before it happens."-- the CIA's chief of interrogations, threatening to quit in 2003 over proposed interrogation methods"The CIA led several detainees to believe they would never be allowed to leave CIA custody alive. One interrogator told another detainee that he would never go to court, because 'We can never let the world know what I have done to you.' CIA officers also threatened...to harm the children of a detainee...sexually abuse the mother of a detainee, and...to 'cut [a detainee's] mother's throat.'"-- from executive summary of Senate torture report"Where are you going to draw the line?...I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective."-- Dick Cheney"
January 02, 2015"The most important [project] in the history of humanity."
– Chinese billionaire/impresario Wang Jing, on the Nicaragua Canal
December 30, 2014"The United States of America is awesome. We are awesome. We've closed the book on [torture], and we've stopped doing it...This administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we're not awesome. They apologized for this country, they don't like this country. They want us to look bad."
– Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros on Senate torture report
December 28, 2014"So many people want me to, I'm giving it total consideration."
– Donald Trump, on running for president again
December 26, 2014"[Railways] altered the main course of the [Christmas] meal, which was traditionally goose. Before steam, animals were herded to market alive, and turkeys were such poor walkers that they needed little leather boots to protect their feet, and a second fattening-up period at the end of the march, which made them rare and expensive. With the arrival of trains, the price of turkeys dropped, and their large size made them perfect for equally large Victorian families."
– Judith Flanders
December 21, 2014"We've had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police."
– former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani
December 19, 2014"Going back a full half-century...i.e. to 1964 -- there have been only three elections (midterm or presidential) in which a Bush or a Clinton hasn't been on the ballot somewhere for something."
– Aaron Blake
December 18, 2014"I'll tell you what my definition of torture is: what nineteen guys armed with airline tickets and boxcutters did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11."
– Dick Cheney
December 15, 2014"I'd do it again in a minute...I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective."
– Dick Cheney on torture
December 12, 2014"Three thousand Americans died on 9/11 because of what these guys did, and I have no sympathy for them. I don't know the specific details... I haven't read the report... I keep coming back to the basic, fundamental proposition: how nice do you want to be to the murderers of 3,000 Americans?"
– Dick Cheney, asked about the Senate report's account of the torture death of Gul Rahman, who had no connection to 9/11