"The bloodshed continues, most of all because of the Syrian government's intransigence, and continuing refusal to implement the six-point plan, and also because of the escalating military campaign of the opposition — all of which is compounded by the disunity of the international community. At a time when we need — when the Syrian people desperately need action — there continues to be finger-pointing and name-calling in the Security Council." — Kofi Annan in announcing his resignation as the United Nations peace envoy to Syria.
"I'm finally going to sit down with the Chinese and they're going to understand that if they cheat there are going to be consequences, because we're not going to let them walk all over us." Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, vowing to confront China over its own international trade policies.
"Phelps is out of our league. It's not fair that I'm talking for everybody, but I'm expecting something special tomorrow. I think he's going to go 50.5." — Serbian Olympic swimmer Milorad Cavic predicting that his rival, American swimmer Michael Phelps, will win the gold medal in Friday's 100 fly race with a time of 50 and a half seconds..