"We're shifting toward a stricter state control of the distribution and production of this drug. It's a fight on both fronts: against consumption and drug trafficking. We think the prohibition of some drugs is creating more problems to society than the drug itself." — Uraguay Minister of Defense Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro in announcing a plan in which the government would be allowed to sell marijuana, but only to adults who register on a government database.
"To imagine that there is strong evidence about any cancer resulting from 9/11 is naive in the extreme." — Donald Berry, a biostatistics professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, saying payouts to cancer patients could take money away from those suffering from illnesses more definitively linked to Sept. 11, like asthma and some types of lung disease.
"It is clear that there is sharp polarization between the army and the Muslim Brotherhood. It suggests that the next few days will probably be difficult for Egypt and the Egyptians." — Islamist Montasser el-Zayat, a prominent rights lawyer and activist in Egypt, speaking about the political tensions resulting from the confrontation between the Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood and the entrenched elements of Mubarak's old regime, including the military.