GEORGE VOINOVICH, pivotal Ohio Republican Senator on the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee, explaining why he objected to the nomination of John R. Bolton for ambassador to the U.N. He nonetheless let it move to the full Senate
"It makes one laugh, how ignorant U.S. soldiers are."
MOHAMMED SHASIQ, Afghan student, on reports that American soldiers desecrated a copy of the Koran at the Guantánamo Bay naval base to intimidate Muslim prisoners. The reports have sparked anti-U.S. demonstrations in Afghanistan and other Islamic countries
"Roads? There are no roads being built. Bridges? There are no bridges being built. Harbors? There are no harbors being built."
KUNTORO MANGKUSUBROTO, head of the Agency for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Aceh, on the $5 billion in tsunami relief money he claims has not been disbursed because of Indonesia's slow bureaucracy
"You gathered here armed with nothing but roses ... and you claimed your liberty."
GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, saluting Georgia's 2004 "rose revolution," during the first visit by an American President to the former Soviet republic
"Genghis Khan wasn't really a bad guy. He just had bad press."
ELBEGDORJ TSAHKIA, Mongolian Prime Minister, announcing an official campaign to refurbish Khan's current image as a brutal tyrant
"I think I would have realized if something like that was happening to me, whether I was asleep or not."
MACAULAY CULKIN, testifying in the Michael Jackson trial that while he often slept in Jackson's bed, he was not sexually abused