Quote: "Seldom in my life have I met a dumber man." Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, referring to Undersecretary of Defense (and top Iraq war architect) Douglas Feith.
Figure of Speech: anastrophe (ann ASS trow fee), the word-order switch.
Good thing Lawrence Wilkerson doesn't have a CIA spy for a wife. He doesn't simply slam the policies of his former employers. He also engages in that time-tested rhetorical device, the ad hominem attack, through an anastrophe -- Greek for "turning back."
The figure changes the usual word order to produce a nobler, more sonorous tone. "I have seldom met a dumber man" would have been pithier but less emphatic.
Snappy Answer: "Are you looking for regime change or a book deal?"