Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:02 am
Quotations of the day
By The Associated Press
"Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade that included false reports of firings and resignations and now ends in a game of musical chairs where no one misses a single day on the State Department payroll." - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa in a statement after four State Department officials were cleared of security failures that led to an attack last year on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
"This bastard stood right in front of me! I wanted to ask him, `What did I do? What have I done to you?'... And he shot me!" - Afghan farmer Haji Mohammad Naim speaking through an interpreter during a sentence hearing for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages in Afghanistan on March 11, 2012.