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Al-Megrahi (Photo by Abdel Magid Al Fergany/AP)

Quotables

Issue: "All tied up," Sept. 24, 2011

"He should be behind bars."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (pictured), who was released by Scottish authorities in 2009 to let him die at home in Libya. The authorities at the time said the cancer-stricken al-Megrahi, who was convicted of murdering 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, had only three months to live. He has lived for the past two years in Tripoli.

"Do you serve grass on your international flights, like the masses of the DPRK are forced to eat during famines?"

Comment in August by Matt Miller on the Facebook page for Air Koryo, the North Korean airline.

"The authorities have thrown a lot of stimulus at the problem and to date, it's basically done nothing."

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Ben Potter of IG Markets in Melbourne, Australia, on the negative global market reaction to reports that the U.S. economy did not add any new jobs in August.

"It's like Little House on the Prairie times. Except I'm not enjoying it at all."

Rhode Island resident Debbie McWeeney on being among the hundreds of thousands living without power or electricity in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

"I think the same thing as many women regarding Strauss-Kahn's attitude to women."

Martine Aubry, party secretary of France's Socialist Party, on the Sept. 4 return to France of the scandal-plagued Socialist leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn after authorities in New York dropped charges against him of attempted rape. Many in the former IMF director's party are distancing themselves from him.

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