This Week In Quotes: June 10 – June 23

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy. — Hillary Clinton

A liberal’s idea of being chivalrous is to hold the car door for you before driving you off a bridge. — Ann Coulter

We voted for our brother Barack, a beautiful human being with a sweet heart, and now he’s an assassin. They turned him into them. — Louis Farrakhan

You talk about a man killing his own people. When you lie to the American people saying that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. When you lie and then take innocent young men who come to serve their country, and send them to die in Iraq and Afghanistan, over lies, that’s a murderer in the White House. — Louis Farrakhan

Future U.S. political leaders, those for whom the Cold War was not the formative experience that it was for me, may not consider the return on America’s investment in NATO worth the cost. — Robert Gates

One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women. You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children.

You have to lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important – you have to educate girls and empower women. And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices. — Al Gore

Victory and security will not come easily, and they won’t come at all if we adhere to a rigid ideology, adopt a narrow methodology, or abandon our most effective terror-fighting weapon — our Article III [civil] court system. — Eric Holder

‘Shovel-ready’ was not as shovel-ready as we expected. — Barack Obama

No, if I picked one favorite, favorite food, it’s French fries. Okay? It’s French fries. I can’t stop eating them. But eat your vegetables. — Michelle Obama

All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. So they can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal. But they got to get back to the real world at some point. — Lebron James

This could almost be a spin on a classic joke: How come the new five-member Commission to Cut Government Waste has a glass bottom boat? So they can see the old three-member Commission to Cut Government Waste. — Doug Powers

Unlike homosexuality, heterosexuality is amenable to therapeutic remedies–or so Anthony Weiner and his fellow House Democrats would like us to believe. — James Taranto

The conflict in Libya is an unnecessary war of choice. It’s a needless expense in a time of record budget deficits, the outcome of which is less important than the destabilizing effect of the continued bloody stalemate imposed by the intervention. If the U.S. role in Libya is as limited as the White House argues, then NATO can surely carry on Operation Unified Protector without American support. Or perhaps President Obama can use his influence in the region to convince the Arab League to pick up the slack, since he argued that their call for a Libyan no-fly zone last March justified foreign intervention. — The Washington Times

Elevating the fallacy of the false alternative to a foreign policy, John McCain and a few others believe Republicans who oppose U.S. intervention in Libya’s civil war – and who think a decade of warfare in Afghanistan is enough – are isolationists. This is less a thought than a flight from thinking, which involves making sensible distinctions. — George Will

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