HENRY KISSINGER, U.S. Secretary of State under Gerald Ford, talking to his staff in 1975 about the U.S. government's prior knowledge of Indonesia's plan to invade East Timor that December, according to newly declassified memos
"Sir, they have an obligation to try to stop it."
GENERAL PETER PACE, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, correcting Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's assertion at a press conference that troops witnessing prisoner abuse had no obligation to physically stop the abuse, only to report it
"The only people whose credibility is at stake are people trying to invent issues out of thin air."
STEVE SCHMIDT, White House spokesman, on Democrats questioning the integrity of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito after a 1985 memorandum surfaced last week in which Alito spells out his strategy for "overruling Roe v. Wade," which safeguards the rights of women in the U.S. to have an abortion
"I really cannot see any other option that can better suit Hong Kong's current circumstances. We are now facing a real danger of our democratic development coming to a halt."
DONALD TSANG, Hong Kong Chief Executive, in a televised address urging the city's Legislative Council to pass proposed political reforms. Critics say Tsang's reforms don't go far enough
"Saddam is not a lion anymore, so don't be afraid of him."
SADDAM HUSSEIN, talking to courtroom guards during a recess at his trial last week
"It became a challenge for all of us. We all want the prison to win."
PRISCILA MARIA PEREIRA FERREIRA, an inmate at a jail near São Paulo, Brazil, who competed in a government-sanctioned Miss Penitenciaria beauty pageant
"Me and Elvis? Are you kidding? I'm gonna tell my dad."
MADONNA, after hearing that she now ties with Elvis Presley as the performers with the most U.S. Top-10 singles ever, with 36 each