In an article entitled “Will There Be a Recovery?”, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and former editor of the Wall Street Journal editor, Paul Craig Roberts pens the best one-liner of the week:
What we are witnessing is a once great power engaging in fantasy to disguise from itself that it is a failed state.
He’s referring, of course, to the U.S.
Runner-up for best zinger is Keith Olbermann’s rebuttal to Cheney’s statement that the administration kept us safe from further attacks after 9/11:
“Listen, you fatuous, condescending lunatic,” Olbermann erupted. “Your task was not to deal with the aftermath of 9/11 — it was to prevent 9/11.”
“And if you utterly whiffed,” concluded Olbermann, “on the most important test of all the presidencies in your lifetime, Mr. Cheney, you do not get credit for getting a C on the pop quizzes that followed.”