Is Mubarak a dictator? The US vice-president replies:
"Look, Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things ... And I think that it would be – I would not refer to him as a dictator." - Joe Biden, 27th Jan 2011.
On Darth Vader: Look, I know Darth fairly well, and Jim, I just want to mention that Darth has overcome asthma, some serious, serious asthma, and it's just a really inspiring story, he's written a children's book about it, I gave a signed copy to my granddaughter for Christmas.
On Ozymandias: Some may say he's just two vast and trunkless legs of stone standing in the desert in an antique land, but believe me, Ozymandias is still our guy in a very volatile region and we feel it's just way premature to cut off our annual $1.3 billion military aid package... [from LRB blog]