December 11th, 2007


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"Is that our message to the world? That we are a government of laws except when it is inconvenient? If so, then what was done in the name of security has greatly harmed security. Weapons keep our enemies at bay, but our real security rests on whether the rest of the world comes to share our values or the values of those who oppose us, and whether all people are better served by a government of laws or what someone decides the law ought to be at some particular moment. Have we helped our cause when - with the rest of the world when they come to believe we have sunk to using the tactics of those who oppose us, when we no longer can be trusted to practice what we preach? Is this what we want the world to know about us? More importantly, is it what we want our children to know?"
-Bob Schieffer

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"I had a situation the other day when they said President Putin thought that our missile defense program was like the Cuban Missile Crisis, and so I got asked about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and I was - panicked a bit - because I really know about nothing about the Cuban Missile Crisis."
-Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary