I was hunting for another quote this afternoon in my little spiral bound notebook of my favorite quotes (many are meaningful only to me), when I ran across this one:
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!" Line from the delightful movie The Princess Bride (release date 1987).
Wait a minute, where is Iraq? In Asia? Oops.