Avengers: The Initiative #26
Constrictor – Look. I’m far from the only American to lose limbs serving their country. Like them, I’m proud of what I’ve done.
The Hood – Taskmaster’s right. You’re a natural. Comparing us to the troops. That bit about you holding your kids… you should get an Oscar.
Ultragirl – So the end justifies the means?
The Hood – When you see some guy who ran a company into the ground walk away with forty million, is he wearing a skull mask and underwear outside his pants? No. He’s wearing a suit, and nine times out of ten, even though he’s into shady crap up to his eyeballs, he gets away scot-free. The guys in power rip off the public a hell of a lot worse than we ever did. But now — finally — we are the guys in power.
Dark Wolverine #76
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. -Niccolo Machiavelli