Anyway, when the conversation turned to Iraq we got this exchange, which I thought was so good I'd never be able to find the transcript:
Hume: The Iraq war looks like a drag. You've got Congressman Gutknecht, Congressman Shays saying that this is going badly...How do you think it's going?
Hastert: I think it's not going as well as I would like to see it go. But as soon as you get the — between the Shiites and the Sunnis — that strife settled, I think we can move forward. I think there is a foreign influence there that's disruptive and I think that's getting shut down. (Emphasis added)
Being on the brink of success has never been so terrifying.