Quotations of the day

October 3, 2012 - 3:34 AM

"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.

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"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.

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"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.