1. "To stay in Djemal’s good graces, or to soften the punishment when that failed, the foreign community in Jerusalem most often looked to two men. One was the dashing consul from neutral Spain, Antonio de la Cierva, Conde de Ballobar, who, having assumed the consular duties of most all the European belligerent nations, was extraordinarily well informed and influential."
- Scott Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia: War
2. "EUROS SIDE WITH MEXICAN GANG RAPIST Mexico, President Bush’s dearest international ally, brought a lawsuit against the United States in the International Court of Justice on behalf of its native son, Jose Ernesto Medellin, arguing that Texas failed to inform him of his right to confer with the Mexican consulate. It probably didn’t occur to the police to ask Medellin if he was Mexican, with the media referring to the suspects exclusively as: five Houston teens, five youths, the youths, young men, members of ‘a social club,’ a bunch of guys, six young men, six teen-agers, and these guys23 (and, oddly, America’s hottest boy band). The World Court agreed with Mexico, confirming my suspicion that any organization with world in its title—International World Court, the World Bank, World Cup Soccer, the World Trade Organization—is inherently evil. The court ordered that Mexican illegal aliens in American prisons must be retried unless they had been promptly advised of their consular rights—a"
- Ann Coulter, ¡Adios