"This was a very big success story that involved a lot of hard work and a lot of skill and some luck ... It's the part that luck plays that concerns me, because we can't always count on luck."
- ADAM B. SCHIFFCongressman and House Intelligence Committee member, discussing the CIA's use of a double agent posing as a suicide bomber to trick al-Qaeda
"My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live. If you don't accept the demands, then I die."
- WARREN WEINSTEINa 70-year-old U.S. citizen kidnapped in Pakistan last year, making an emotional plea to President Barack Obama to meet al-Qaeda's requests
"A picture may be worth a thousand words. Yet, in this case, verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama bin Laden will have to suffice."
- JAMES BOASBERGU.S. district judge, refusing to order Obama's administration to release pictures and video of the military operation that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan almost a year ago.
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