They're totally full of crap, whoever they are Now Who the Hell Said That?" 1. "With a healthy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them." Who?--Lt. Colonel Nathan Sassaman, battalion commander of the forces occupying Abu Hishma, Iraq, explaining a plan to keep the village safe by encircling it in a wall of barbed wire. 2. "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." Who?-- Donald Rumsfeld, articulating his frustration at the Coalition's inability to find Hussein's fabled Weapons of Mass Destruction. 3. "Wal-Mart is the greatest thing that ever happened to low-income Americans." Who?--A. W. Michael Cox, chief economist of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. B. W. Michael Cox, a man who obviously never tried to run a household paid minimum wage with little or no benefits. C. W. Michael Cox, a man whose portfolio apparently includes absolutely no Kroger, Safeway, Jewel or Albertson's stock. D. All of the above. 4. "I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman." Who?--California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. 5. "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." Who?--Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld during a briefing on Iraq. 6. "Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war." Who?--Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld, when questioned as to why the Pentagon refuses to provide kill figures for enemy combatants.