The Path to Petersburg, Coming Next Month to ABC


Quote of the day:

We need better intelligence. If we had better intelligence in the Civil War we'd be quoting Jefferson Davis, not Lincoln.

That's Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) in a closed-door Armed Services Committee meeting, according to Roll Call (excerpted here by the Raw Story). Chambliss' office claims he said "If Gen. JEB Stuart had had better intelligence, we'd all be meeting in Richmond right now," which actually is a little different, leaving out the implied "if ONLY" tone of the first statement. More evidence (if any was needed!) of the need to repeal Godwin's Law and avoid these meddlesome Southerner-sounds-like-he-misses-slavery moments.