Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | September 6, 2012 | 3:35 AM EDT

"I want to nominate a man who ran for president to change the course of an already weak economy and then, just six weeks before his election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression, a man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs that he saved or created, there'd still be millions more waiting, worried about feeding their own kids, trying to keep their hopes alive." — Former President Bill Clinton in a speech at the Democratic National Convention re-nominating Barack Obama for president.


"Not only did the U.S. deliver (Gadhafi) his enemies on a silver platter, but it seems the CIA tortured many of them first. The scope of the Bush administration abuse appears far broader than previously acknowledged." — Laura Pitter, counterterrorism adviser at Human Rights Watch and author of the report that uncovered evidence of a wider use of waterboarding in American interrogations of detainees than has been acknowledged by the United States.


"We're judged by winning and losing so the best thing was going on the road and getting a win. Not only a win, but it was against a division rival and obviously against the world champs. I don't know how many times teams go in and beat them in that first game of the year. It's a tough atmosphere, a tough game. Our team grinded it out and did good." — Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo after Dallas beat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24-17 in the NFL season opener.