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The World Has Avoided 'Utter Catastrophe'
May 26, 2009 10:34 AM
Here are the quotes of the day: ABC
"My heart today is bursting with gratitude." -- Sonia Sotomayor, moments ago, speaking of the friends and family who helped her along the road of life. Sotomayor has been nominated by President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court.
"The world economy has avoided utter catastrophe and industrialized countries could register growth this year. I will not be surprised to see world trade stabilize, world industrial production stabilize and start to grow two months from now." -- Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, until recently a forecaster of longer-term gloom
"North Korea's detonation of a nuclear device Monday appears not to have been a significant technical advance over its first underground test three years ago. But it has triggered a swifter, stronger and more uniform wave of international condemnation, most notably from the isolated nation's historical allies, China and Russia." -- The Washington Post
"It's a grim illustration of two problems. First, there is no money, and second, there are no people." -- former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald Neumann, on a report that despite the growing U.S. Military presence there, only 18 foreign service officers in Afghanistan are proficient in Pashto and 20 in Dari, the country's two leading languages