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The 10 Dumbest Quotes of 2003
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#10: "I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman." -Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the recall campaign

#9: When U.S. interrogators asked Saddam Hussein how he was, he responded: "I am sad because my people are in bondage." When offered a glass of water, he replied: "If I drink water I will have to go to the bathroom and how can I use the bathroom when my people are in bondage?"

#8: "You think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come on, come over here and make me, I dare you…You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake." –Democratic Rep. Peter Stark, after Republican Rep. Rep. Scott McInnis told him to "shut up" amid a legislative dispute


#7: "George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States. He was appointed by God." –Lt. Gen. William Boykin, the defense undersecretary in charge of hunting down top terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan


#6: "My vision is to make the most diverse state on earth, and we have people from every planet on the earth in this state. We have the sons and daughters of every, of people from every planet, of every country on earth." –Former California Gov. Gray Davis, during the recall campaign

#5: "I have no problem with homosexuality -- I have a problem with homosexual acts." Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

, clarifying earlier remarks in which he equated homosexuality with bestiality

#4: "Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up like Newt Gingrich wants to do." –Television evangelist and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson, on wiping out the State Department

#3: "My answer is bring 'em on." —President George W. Bush, challenging militants attacking U.S. forces in Iraq

#2: "We know there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know." –Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld


#1: "I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." –Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean

And the award for the Dumbest Quote of 2003:

"I triple guarantee you. There are no American infidels in Baghdad." –Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (AKA "Baghdad Bob")

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