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Hamid Karzai: Associated Press/Photo by S. Sabawoon

Quotables

Issue: "Crossing the Rubiocon," Aug. 14, 2010

"Their lives will be in danger now."

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Afghans who acted as informants or otherwise cooperated with NATO forces in the country and had their identities revealed when WikiLeaks made public thousands of classified battlefield reports. The disclosure, said Karzai, was "extremely irresponsible and shocking."

"I'm never home anyway."

Andrew Romanoff, candidate in Colorado's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, on selling his Colorado house so he could loan his campaign $325,000.

"We will remain a thorn in the chest of the Americans."

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Graffiti on a building in Mosul, Iraq. Nineveh province remains a violent part of Iraq, with Kurds and Sunni Arabs fighting for control of lands as U.S. forces prepare to draw down to 50,000 troops in the country on Sept. 1.

"Life isn't fair."

BP CEO Tony Hayward, announcing his departure as head of the oil giant after a series of public gaffes in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill.

"I'm letting you guys know now, you all probably will not be invited to Malia's wedding."

President Obama, telling the hosts of The View that the guest list at his children's future weddings will include only those who had an important role in their lives and that he's not offended that he wasn't invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding.

"I over-repented."

Former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard on his reaction to the drug and sex scandal that forced him from the ministry four years ago. Haggard, who had agreed not to lead a church ever again, now leads a congregation of 200 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He told The Wall Street Journal: "Tiger Woods needs to golf. Michael Vick needs to play football. Ted Haggard needs to be leading a church."

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