Say What? Archive


Welcome to the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of insane, tragic, misguided, dishonest, inexplicable, and darkly hilarious comments by public figures. This is where reality comes when it wants its mind blown.

  • March 01, 2011

    I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
    -- Charlie Sheen
  • February 28, 2011

    That man can explain anything. I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this.
    -- Michele Bachmann on the country's financial woes
  • February 28, 2011

    That man can explain anything. I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this.
    -- Michele Bachmann on solving the country's financial woes
  • February 27, 2011

    Good evening, tonight, from Cairo, in Egypt, where we've found a safe spot to do our broadcast tonight, and cobbled together a few ways to get the pictures and sound on the air, though it may be something less than our usual broadcast quality.
    -- Brian Williams, introducing "NBC Nightly News"
  • February 26, 2011

    I wish I had not been involved in it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life.
    -- Colin Powell aide Lawrence Wilkerson, on his boss's U.N. speech
  • February 25, 2011

    I tell you something, when I hear anybody -- not just in Iraq but in any war -- [is] killed, I am very sad. But give me another solution. Can you give me another solution? Believe me, there was no other way to bring about freedom to Iraq. There were no other possibilities.
    -- Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball," on his fabricated stories of Iraqi WMDs
  • February 24, 2011

    Ladies and gentlemen, these are not assertions. These are facts, corroborated by many sources, some of them sources of the intelligence of other countries.
    -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, to the UN Security Council, Feb. 5, 2003
    It's a blot. I'm the one who presented it to the world, and [it] will always be part of my record. It was painful. It's painful now.
    -- Colin Powell
  • February 23, 2011

    Tyler's worried that Curveball might be a fabricator.
    -- an aide to CIA deputy director John McLaughlin, prior to Colin Powell's UN speech
    Oh, I hope not, because this is really all we have.
    -- McLaughlin, in response, according to CIA station chief Tyler Drumheller
  • February 22, 2011

    The interesting part for me is that he has recanted what he said, which is fascinating in the sense that I think there are still a number of people who still thought there was something in that. Even now.
    -- Tyler Drumheller, the CIA station chief who tried to warn CIA Director George Tenet about Curveball's WMD fabrications
  • February 21, 2011

    I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that, and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy.
    -- Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball," admitting to WMD lies used to justify the Iraq War