"In the lead-up to the Iraq War and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility; at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption."
- Ret. Gen. Anthony Zinni, former head of U.S. Central Command, in his new book Battle Ready
"Alliances matter, and the United States must lead them. Shredding alliances is not the way to win the war on terror or to make America safer."
- Senator John Kerry, presumptive Democratic presidencial nominee, in a speech delivered in Seattle
"It is ridiculous that it's easier for 16-year-olds to visit prostitutes than it is to get chewing gum."
Fayen Wong, college student in Singapore, where gum is now legal after a 12-year ban but citizians who want to chew must submit their names and ID cards to the government