Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"It's time to get back to life." Lisa Beamer, before boarding a flight on the same route as United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed after her husband, Todd, helped fight off the hijackers

"There is no written Defense Department guidance governing acts of penmanship by our fighting forces." Rear Adm. S. R. Pietropaoli, apologizing for an anti-gay slur directed at the hijackers that ended up on a bomb destined for Afghanistan

"Another chapter in 'Profiles in Courage'.'' Arizona Sen. John McCain, on the House recess after anthrax was found in Sen. Tom Daschle's office

"Who will dress me and dance with me on my wedding day?" Tamina Dalizu, whose mother was killed in the 1998 embassy bombings for which four Al Qaeda members were sentenced to life in prison on Thursday

"We would have been looking for a new bus terminal." Police Lt. Tom Fitzpatrick, on what would have happened if the explosives found in a locker at a Philadelphia bus station Friday had gone off

"The good news is that there are many federal agencies working on all of these issues. The bad news is that there are many federal agencies working on all of these issues.'' Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, on the government's response to bioterrorism

"They realize most people haven't spent their lives in monasteries." Former deputy assistant secretary of State for intelligence Mark Lowenthal, on the CIA's new recruiting push, which includes a strict security check of candidates' travels, social lives, drug use and sexual histories

"The experiment is over. …

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