GEORGE W. BUSH, U.S. President, misspeaking during the signing ceremony for a $417 billion defense-spending bill
"We don't do politics at the Department of Homeland Security."
TOM RIDGE, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, responding to accusations from Democrat Howard Dean that last week's terror alerts were politically motivated
"Settlements and peace do not go together."
SAEB EREKAT, Palestinian Authority minister, on Israel's plan to build 600 new housing units at its largest West Bank settlement
"Once they've attacked a church and a mosque, there's nothing sacred for them. The people who did this are capable of anything."
ADIL AL-SABBAGH, Iraqi Christian, after insurgents bombed five churches in Baghdad and Mosul, killing 11 people and wounding nearly 50
"It was just for fun, kind of venting their frustration."
PAUL ARTHUR, U.S. Army investigator, testifying at a hearing for U.S. Private Lynndie England on what motivated soldiers to abuse Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib
"Look into history, apologize to the people of Asia."
BANNER taunting Japanese fans and players at the Asian Cup soccer tournament, over Japan's occupation of China during World War II. Chinese authorities deployed some 6,000 security officers to keep the peace as Japan beat China 3-1 in Beijing
"Such observations could only be made by men who have no significant relationships with women."
FRANCES KISSLING, president of Catholics for a Free Choice, on a Vatican document released last week denouncing feminism for threatening the institution of the family