Bartlet: Sweden has a one hundred percent literacy rate, Leo. One hundred percent! How do they do that?
Leo: Well, maybe they don't, and they also can't count.
Lord Marbury: You've forgotten that it doesn't work.
Leo: You know what I haven't forgotten?
Lord Marbury: What?
Leo: That we opened up a big can of whoopass on you at Yorktown.
Josh: You know, can I say this? Why don't we just give the sixty billion dollars to North Korea in exchange for not bombing us?
Bartlet: It's almost hard to believe that you're not on the National Security Council.
Josh: I know, I feel they're missing an important voice.
Donna: Is it true that Leo can't stand a guy named Lord John Marbury?
Donna: A reporter asked me.
Josh: What's a reporter doing talking to you?
Donna: He's a friend of a friend.
Josh: Leo McGarry has nothing but respect and affection for Lord John Marbury.
Donna: That's what I said.
Josh: Good, because Leo thinks he's a lunatic.
Global Defense Council
The Global Defense Council, the main topic of Bartlet's speech, is a fictional group that was the main focus of the movie The American President, which was also written by Aaron Sorkin.
Bartlet: You know what you are? You are the Charlie Brown of missile defense. The Pentagon is Lucy.
In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown would go to kick a football and right before he put his foot out to kick it, Lucy, who would be holding the ball, would pull the ball away and Charlie Brown would fall over.