Verbatim: Jan. 29, 2007

"We knew he would be executed and would join a parade of heroes, but, Maliki, why did you behead him? Why did you insult his body?"

SALAM AL-TIKRITI, relative of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, asking Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki why Saddam Hussein's former secret-police chief was decapitated during his hanging, an accidental result of the rope's being too long

"For me, the word 'responsibility' is very significant. My concept of responsibility is what led me to remain in my position until this point and to place this letter on your desk today."

LIEUT. GENERAL DAN HALUTZ, Israel's military commander, in a...

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