"There are a lot of people standing here who, when we grew up, could not have imagined this. You can't imagine something that is simply impossible. It's happened, in our lifetimes."
Out Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, on the signing of marriage-equality legislation in New Hampshire, as quoted by The Associated Press in USA TODAY
"Today, the Security Council member states will be faced with a simple decision -- to embrace impunity or to end it. As they are considering Bashir's fate they are also considering their own.""
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie. Read the full story.
UN Dispatch: In the simmering controversy over U.S.-caused civilian deaths in Afghanistan, Washington has been sending decidedly mixed signals. It has acknowledged that civilian protection must become the top priority for U.S. forces, and, in appointing counter-insurgency acolyte Stanley McChrystal to lead the mission in Afghanistan, has sent the signal that military operations must undergo a top-down shift in strategy and focus. A U.S. military report has even agreed that troops who conducted a particularly devastating air raid in early May committed grave errors that jeopardized civilian lives.
William Blake, English poet
Virgil, Roman poet