"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Michael Scheuer on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Michael Scheuer on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Michael Scheuer on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Michael Scheuer on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Michael Scheuer on Benjamin Franklin
"One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him."
"I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet."
"I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor."
"Until we respect bin Laden, we are going to die in numbers that are probably unnecessary."