Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • November 19, 2012 - 2:02 AM

"Today, I have come to keep my promise, and extend the hand of friendship. The flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extinguished. They must become a shining North Star for all this nation's people." — President Barack Obama launching a landmark visit to long shunned Myanmar, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma.


"Hamas is using the Gaza population as human shields. They are exploiting crowded residential urban areas." — Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the chief Israeli spokesman in a statement saying militants were intentionally operating in places inhabited by civilians after an Israeli missile ripped through a two-story home in a residential area of Gaza City, killing at least 11 civilians, including four young children and an 81-year-old woman.


"I know the narrative was wrong and the intelligence was right. ... We're going to get to the bottom of how that happened." — Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee in a statement as Lawmakers say they want to know who had a hand in creating the Obama administration's now-discredited "talking points" about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

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