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Memorable things they said

Issue: "He's in," Sept. 22, 2007

"It was like getting Al Capone at the height of Prohibition."

Adm. James Stavridis, commander of the U.S. military's Southern Command, on the Colombian army's arrest of drug lord Diego Montoya.

"We don't show our heroes maimed."

Sculptor Jon Hair on his controversial sculpture of explorer Christopher Newport that shows Newport with two arms, even though Newport had lost his right arm in battle two decades before helping to found Jamestown. The statue is on the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

"When I get in the car at Langley and drive down the George Washington Parkway, it's not long before it begins to feel like Sept. 10."

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CIA Director Michael Hayden on the political culture's reversion to before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"People say that, after six years, it's time to move on. It's time to get back to normal. Well, there is no normal anymore."

Jason Viglione, nephew of a New York City firefighter who died in the 9/11 attacks, on his inability to forget that day.


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