Quotations of the day

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Posted: May 29, 2012 3:01 AM
Quotations of the day

"Bashar Assad is driving himself and Russia into a corner. Bashar has definitely gotten the sense that he may lose Russia's sympathy, and he may step back a bit." _ Alexei Malashenko, a Middle East expert with the Carnegie Moscow Center, saying recent comments by Russia's foreign minister regarding Syrian President Bashar Assad's responsibility in a weekend massacre of 100 people may have the Syrian leader reevaluating his course of action in the future.

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"There will be a child who will live because men left the security they enjoyed in their home to come to his. He will have the gift of freedom which I have enjoyed for so long myself, and if my life brings the safety of a child who will one day change the world, then I know that it was all worth it." _ A portion of a letter written by U.S. Marine Sgt. William Stacey before he was killed earlier this year by a homemade bomb in southern Afghanistan. Marine Gen. John Allen, read the 23-year-old's letter during a Memorial Day service Monday in Kabul.

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"It's a big day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the good news." _ Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaking the day before the Texas primary, which is expected to clinch him the Republican nomination in his bid for the White House.


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