"The government can engage in torture, declare it a state secret and avoid liability and accountability."
- BEN WIZNElawyer for Khaled El-Masri, who alleges being kidnapped and tortured by the CIA, after the Supreme Court declined to hear the case
"He is putting a lot of energy into his own survival."
- MICHAEL HAYDEN,CIA director, on Osama Bin Laden's ongoing efforts to remain in hiding. The CIA believes the al-Qaeda leader is in northwest Pakistan
"Most conspiracy theorists don't understand this. But if there really were a CIA plot, no documents would exist."
- GERALD POSNER,author of an anti-conspiracy account of the JFK assassination, on efforts to obtain CIA documents relating to the assassin
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