"There wasn't a war. It was politics. There were very direct questions about what he had done, and he lied about it."
a) Sen. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, reminding an audience that President Bush had for months firmly denied having received any advance warnings before Sept. 11 of possible attacks by the terrorist group Al Qaeda.
b) Former Pres. Jimmy Carter, charging that a White House official, briefing him before his trip to Cuba, had given him information that was exactly the opposite of public charges last week that Fidel Castro was developing bioterror weapons.
c) A member of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, commenting on the admission—five years after the fact—by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, that he illegally leaked a tape of a private phone conversation involving then-speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
d) Fox Mulder, in the final episode of the long-limping TV series X-Files, criticizing the high-level FBI administrator who was part of a vast global conspiracy.