Left I on the News points us to this surprising quote from a Texan well-liked around the world:

"The biggest downside to a war in Iraq is what you could do with that money. What does a war in Iraq cost a week? A billion? Maybe a billion a day? The budget for the National Cancer Institute is four billion. That has to change.

"Polls say people are much more afraid of cancer than of a plane flying into their house or a bomb or any other form of terrorism. It is a priority for the American public."

- Lance Armstrong, speaking after his victory yesterday in the Tour de France

Quite a statement for someone thrust into the world sports limelight. Although something tells me this particular quote isn't going to get a lot of play in the media.