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Who said it?

1. “I think women … obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. I just want to emphasize, though, there should be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military.”

2. “I have a meeting with Senator Hagel this week. I look forward to asking him a series of questions about Israel, about Iran as the major sponsor of the Iran sanctions in the Senate. I am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. I think it’s our best peaceful diplomacy tool to try to get the Iranians to ensure that we have no nuclear weapons, which we cannot accept from Iran, and I support the president’s view that it’s not about containment.”

President Obama shakes hands with former Sen. Chuck Hagel (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama with defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

3. “Look, we know the bell curve of men is stronger than the bell curve of women but they overlap. And so, the current policy, basically says that no women can meet the standard and therefore, all men can. So that’s like saying, General Boykin, Pee Wee Herman is OK to be in combat but Serena and Venus Williams are not going to meet the standard.”

4.  “We think these sequesters will happen because the Democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and they’ve offered no alternative.”

5. “We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.”

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