Briefing

'This is not who we are.'

1. JOHN ALLEN, commander of international forces in Afghanistan, apologizing after a number of Korans were inadvertently thrown in the trash at Bagram airfield and subsequently burned

'I'm against very wealthy people attempting to or influencing elections. But as long as it's doable, I'm going to do it.'

2. SHELDON ADELSON, casino magnate who has donated $11 million to Newt Gingrich's super PAC Winning Our Future, suggesting that he might give as much as $100 million to support the GOP presidential candidate

'We have eliminated the possibility that Greece blows up Europe.'

3. JASON MANOLOPOULOS,...

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