So what's the point of wishing for something that will never come true?

~ 'becca (the daughter) on Californication

We both agree on this...

Although I often grow weary of her incessant Bush-bashing, I do agree with this:
If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counterterrorism watch list, who can we catch?
~ Maureen Dowd, Dec 29, 2009 op-ed