A brief note: Brad R. at Sadly, No! finds this fascinating quote from Michael Ledeen in an article in Vanity Fair about how the neocon hawks feel about the problems in the prosecution of the war in Iraq.
Ask yourself who the most powerful people in the White House are. They are women who are in love with the president: Laura [Bush], Condi, Harriet Miers, and Karen Hughes.
Ledeen is the neocon known for using cartoonish concepts like "Terror Masters" (right from bad superhero comic, no?) in book titles. Apparently, he's quite prominent. The other quotes in the S,N! post are pretty good too.
I do note that I occasionally find people blame the flaws of empires on the associated seraglios. I think that I am right to be skeptical. But Ledeen is just funny.