"I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime."
- RAFID AHMED ALWAN AL-JANABI,the Iraqi defector whose claims that Iraq had chemical weapons were used to justify the 2003 U.S. invasion of that country, admitting that he fabricated the information to help get rid of Saddam Hussein
"During Saddam Hussein, we were living in peace — nobody attacked us. We had human rights, we had protection from the government. But now nobody protects us."
- ATHANASIOS DAWOOD,Archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church in London, appealing to Christians to leave Iraq after gunmen attacked worshipers in a Baghdad church on Oct. 31
"This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein's Iraq."
- STEVE RUSSELL,Oklahoma state senator, on President Obama's plan to address children next week about the need to work hard and stay in school. The speech will appear on C-SPAN and the White House website. Schools are not required to show it
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