Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom, left to right: CNN.com, Associated Press, Fox News, CNN.com, New York Times, Associated Press, German Television via AFP, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press

"I was not part of 9/11. I'm not 9/11 material."

Convicted Al Qaeda member Zacarias Moussaoui, seeking to avoid the death penalty after he admitted planning to fly a jet into the White House

"Remember the Alamo! Shoot 'em!... I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."

Rocker Ted Nugent, at the National Rifle Association convention, on his preferred method of criminal justice

"I don't see these as choices somehow. I see them as the way life has unfolded.

I have a tremendously full life." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on her decision to remain unmarried

"This is a very real and widespread phenomenon. We have found that this obsession with looking at messages, if unchecked, will damage a worker's performance by reducing their mental sharpness."

Dr. Glenn Wilson, on a study that found that those who tried to juggle work and e-mail experienced an IQdrop more than twice that of marijuana smokers

"I cannot imagine that God--with everything He has or She has to worry about--is going to take the time to debate the filibuster in heaven."

Sen. Richard J. Durbin, responding to criticism from conservatives that a Democratic filibuster of Bush judicial nominees would be antireligious

"I wish I could simply wave a magic wand and lower gas prices tomorrow; I'd do that. …

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