How can I ask this question? How can I explain to you what happened?
1. I need help. I borrowed 700 billion bucks of your money. I lost it all in Vegas. Would you give me some more, please? No?
Let me try again.
2. Dear, dear Friends. I know you will understand. I know you trusted me. But I have to say something . . . About that loan you gave me of 700 billion bucks . . . I lost it all. In Vegas. Don't worry. If you give me 700 billion more, you can get it back again.
(Okay, I admit. I have to be honest now. It wasn't ALL spent at the craps tables. I spent $100 billion on room service.)
3. Does anyone want to shoot me?
4. Don't you love the parable of the prodigal son?
(And oh yeah. I still need some help with that fun we are having over in Iraq. How much was that per day? I like to forget.)