"His death is part of the degradation that has been taking place to core al-Qaida during the past several years and that degradation has depleted the ranks to such an extent that there's no clear successor." _ White House spokesman Jay Carney calling the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaida's second-in-command, a "major blow" to the terror network.
"There is no indication any student or staff has been targeted at any school. This must have been a very traumatic incident for all involved in the schools involved in opening the packages and the Vancouver Police Department will assist any way we can with our victims services section." _ Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Warren Lemcke in a statement after packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver.
"What I think we need to do is to find some way to avoid the fiscal cliff, to avoid doing anything that would contract the economy now, and then deal with what's necessary in the long-term debt reduction plan as soon as they can, which presumably will be after the election." _ Former President Bill Clinton saying that broad tax cuts that expire in January should be temporarily renewed.