Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | December 14, 2012 | 3:32 AM EST

"I am saddened we have reached this point." — Embattled U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, after abruptly withdrawing from consideration to be the next secretary of state.


"I think the regime in Damascus is approaching collapse. I think now it's only a question of time." — NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, assessing the situation in Syria, where a civil war has raged for 21 months.


"Did I kill Mr. Faull? No, let me be clear. I had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in Belize." — Anti-virus software founder John McAfee, who's now in Miami after weeks of evading Belizean authorities who want to ask him about the death of a neighbor.