In the "take your boots off ...
... your socks, your pants, your shirt, and all the rest of your clothes, and take a bath before you come in" department, we have this ... ummm, "nugget" ... from John McCain:
In full disclosure and frankness and candor and straight talk, the Maliki movement to Basra had a very big downside to it. As you know, we saw a thousand police and military desert their posts. But the rest of the military did a pretty good job, did a pretty good job. We did secure the port of Basra. Maybe I’m digging for the pony here."I know it's in here somewhere...."
(h/t to ThinkProgress)