"This long-awaited change to the definition of rape is a victory for women and men ... whose suffering has gone unaccounted for over 80 years."
- JOE BIDENU.S. Vice President, on the FBI's first update to the definition of rape, which now includes non-forcible acts and removes the restriction that the attack must be toward a woman
"What the Vice President said was that the Taliban is not necessarily our enemy if they lay down arms and renounce violence, break ties with al Qaeda and accept Afghanistan's constitution, especially concerning women and minorities."
- RYAN CROCKERU.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, in a statement backing Joe Biden's controversial comment that the Taliban is not America's "enemy"
"I'm here to help the Iraqis celebrate the progress they made. They formed a government. And that's a good thing."
- JOE BIDEN,U.S. Vice President, who arrived in Iraq for talks with Iraqi leaders on Thursday; he added, "They have a long way to go"
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