Commander Zhao : Oh, don't worry, you won't be killed like they were. See, if you die, you'll just be reborn, and the Fire Nation will have to begin its search for the Avatar all over again, so I'll keep you alive... but just barely.
Commander Zhao : I want a full transcription of my speech sent to the Fire Lord, along with glowing testimonials from all of the ranking officers present. And...
[Sees that Aang has escaped]
Scribe : Sir, shall I hold off sending that speech to the Fire Lord?
Commander Zhao : Absolutely not. The Yu Yan archers stay here. Your request is denied, Commander Zhao.
Commander Zhao : Colonel Shinu, please reconsider. Their precision is legendary. The Yu Yan can pin a fly to a tree from 100 yards away without killing it. You're wasting their talents using them as mere security guards.