Line of the week

Former US Undersecretary of State Jed Babbin, speaking via satellite-link on Newsnight about the Syrian Ambassador to the Court of St James. Dr Sami Khiyami was sitting in the London studio, looking very uncomfortable and sipping lots of water.

“I wouldn’t believe him if he gave me the time of day and it agreed with my wristwatch.”

This of course concerns the intelligence on Syria’s nuclear desires that the CIA has now seen fit to release for public consumption.