Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Quotations of the day - 1/6/10

"This was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had."

- President Obama, after meeting with national security advisers about a terror plot to bring down a commercial jetliner on Christmas Day.

Translation: "We were just plain stu...".
"In the next few days you will see the actions of the PNP principally and all other agencies to dismantle private armies...We can do it. Just wait and see."

- Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno, expressing optimism that the Philippine National Police could beat the deadline set by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the eradication of private armies in the country.

Translation: "We can do it, just wait and see... in the next few centuries".
"We’re scheduling another inquiry as soon as possible when Congress convenes. The inquiry will determine what more can be done to effectively prevent maritime accidents and save lives"

Bacolod Representative Monico Puentevella, chairman of the Congress transportation committee commenting on the spate of recent sea accidents.

Translation: "Rewind, rewind, then replay everything that was said again and again every time a maritime accident happens".

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