"Let it be our task, every single one of us, to honor the strength and the resolve and the love these brave Americans felt for each other and for our country. Let us never forget to always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice they make in our name." — President Barack addressing a Memorial Day service at Arlington National Cemetery.
"What crime have those innocent people committed? Who is responsible for these massacres?" — Witness Zein al-Abidin after a coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearly 200 as insurgents step up the bloodshed roiling Iraq.
"It is extremely important not to do anything to rock the boat. Start delivering weapons now would rock the boat. No one is intending to do that," — Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt laying bare the European Union's hesitation on feeding arms in a foreign conflict after the EU said its member states within days will be able to send weapons to help Syria's outgunned rebels.