Quotations of the day
"He is a decent man, he is a family man, he is an articulate spokesman for Gov. Romney's vision but it is a vision that I fundamentally disagree with." -- President Barack Obama in his first public comments about Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.
"Today's decisions are not directed at certain persons or meant to embarrass certain institutions. ... I only had in mind the interest of this nation and its people. I want (the armed forces) to dedicate themselves to a mission that is holy to all of us and that is the defense of the nation." -- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi after ordering the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff in his boldest move so far to seize back powers that the military stripped from his office right before he took over.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world. When our time came, Britain, we did it right." -- London organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe after London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.