"Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Carl Levin on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Carl Levin on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Carl Levin on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Carl Levin on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Carl Levin on Erma Bombeck
"Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation."
"The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world."
"When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years."
"Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq."
"If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them."