Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Jan 16, 2014 6:47 AM

"A broken system overseen by senior leadership contributed to the vulnerability of U.S. diplomats ... in one of the most dangerous cities in the world. And yet the secretary of state has not held anyone responsible for the system's failings." — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in a bipartisan Senate report on the September 2012 attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.


"We do not know of (another) incident of this scale involving cheating in the missile force." — Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, after revelations that 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles were pulled off the job for alleged involvement in a test cheating ring.


"At least five firefighters knew of her presence before she was covered in foam. Nobody examined her, nobody touched her, nobody protected her, moved her or did anything to take her out of harm's way, and then they abandoned her there." — Anthony Tarricone, an attorney for Ye Meng Yuan's family. Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft before the 16-year-old was run over.