"Barack, you've got to be Abraham Lincoln tomorrow night. You've got to tell
the story beautifully, truthfully, honestly and bravely."
- SIMON SCHAMA,historian, in advance of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan at military academy West Point on Tuesday night
"Why should we question whether or not he had a disease? What's it going to prove?"
- ERIC SCHMINCKE,board president of a library that has a blood-stained pillow Abraham Lincoln used as he lay dying. A California doctor theorizes that Lincoln may have been dying of a genetic disease before he was killed and has requested a blood sample for DNA testing
"I would at this time venture to read out an excerpt of President Abraham Lincoln, especially to all my listeners in the United States.
- Gen. PERVEZ MUSHARRAFPakistan's President, comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln before explaining his decision to suspend his country's Constitution
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