George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 8:

“It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune. You would often hear one hen remark to another, ‘Under the guidance of our Leader, Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six days’; or two cows, enjoying a drink at the pool, would exclaim, ‘Thanks to the leadership of Comrade Napoleon, how excellent this water tastes!’”

In completely unrelated news, the Obama’s administration’s ineptitude in failing to negotiate an agreement with Iraq for a modest contingent of U.S. troops to remain, to help preserve hard-fought gains by protecting the intergrity of the country against the machinations of Iran, is being hailed as a great victory for Obama:

By declaring the Iraq war over, President Barack Obama scored what his allies see as a fourth big foreign policy success in six months …