Memorable Quote of the Night Award goes to Billmon for this keeper:
All in all, looking at how the war has progressed so far, I would say the Olmert government has come down with a stunning case of the reverse Midas touch: everything it touches turns to shit.
This too is quite mordantly funny:
How many more innocent people die between now and then [when the war ends] is something Shrub and Ms. Rice will eventually have to take up with St. Peter — and then with the other fellow.
Billmon is one of the bitterest satirists around. I think he’s the blogging equivalent of Jonathan Swift. It’s a pleasure to share a country with him.