See, i thought that the Bush Administration was using the Homer Simpson defense on this whole 380 tons of HIGH FUCKING EXPLOSIVES thing… But TBogg more astutely points out that it’s actually an classic example of the “Otter defense” from Animal House:
Otter: Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules or took a few liberties with our female party guests — we did. But you can’t hold a whole fraternity responsible for the actions of a few sick, perverted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you … isn’t this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do what you want to us, but we’re not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!