Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | October 3, 2012 | 3:34 AM EDT

"That's not a 'We're trying to shake down a couple people for a traffic violation sort of operation. That's a 'We are specifically trying to kill the people in this vehicle'. This is not a 'Whoops, we got the wrong people.' " — Senior U.S. official in a interview saying there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA officers, were working for organized crime in a targeted assassination attempt.


"Spanier's statements have irreparably harmed (McQueary's) reputation for honesty and integrity, and have irreparably harmed (his) ability to earn a living, especially in his chosen profession of coaching football." — Former Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary's whistle-blower lawsuit that claims his treatment by the university since Jerry Sandusky was arrested in November has caused him distress, anxiety, humiliation and embarrassment.


"The subcommittee investigation could identify no reporting which uncovered a terrorist threat, nor could it identify a contribution such fusion center reporting made to disrupt an active terrorist plot." — Senate report that said a multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism.