Donald Rumsfeld came into the Oval Office to brief President Bush on the Iraq war. “I’m afraid I have some bad news,” Rumsfeld says. “Three Brazilian soldiers were killed today.”
Well, Bush was just overcome with grief. He put his head in his hands, sobbing uncontrollably and wailed, three Brazilian soldiers, three Brazilian soldiers, oh my god, 3 Brazilian soldiers. He was so distraught that Rumsfeld could see that he would get no more work done and left the office.
When he calmed down a little, Bush turned to Dick Cheney and said, “Dick, please, please help me out here. Tell me, how many is a brazillion?”