The voice of God and other quotable quotes

We don't make this stuff up. Well, most of it, anyway.

Published December 9, 2005 8:55PM (EST)

We don't have a "Quote of the Day" in these parts anymore, but that single feature wouldn't have been big enough to hold all of the worthies today, anyway. Here are the voices crackling through the din as War Room rides off into the weekend.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Joe Lieberman on Iraq: "Ive spoken to Joe Lieberman and he knows hes out there alone. I mean, literally alone. Joe is a fine man, he has strong feelings, but hes just alone. Even Republicans dont agree with Joe."

North Dakota Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy on Howard Dean on Iraq: "My words to Howard Dean are simple - shut up."

Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on why he's trailing challenger Robert Casey, Jr., in the polls: "The climate isn't the best climate right now. And I'm running against a name . . . It's a very good name in Pennsylvania, Casey . . . Bob Casey is a great name."

Iraq war architect Paul Wolfowitz, joining Donald Rumsfeld in downplaying the U.S. death toll in Iraq: "The price that American soldiers . . . have paid is high -- it's been higher in past wars in sheer numbers -- but it's high, and every one of those statistics is a personal tragedy."

And finally, if the truth just isn't bad enough, there's this satirical snippet from The Onion, called to our attention by the Washington Post's Dan Froomkin: "Telephone logs recorded by the National Security Agency and obtained by Congress as part of an ongoing investigation suggest that the vice president may have used the Oval Office intercom system to address President Bush at crucial moments, giving categorical directives in a voice the president believed to be that of God."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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