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Issue No. 1913

“The war in Iraq was useless. It caused more problems than it solved and it brought terrorism.”

Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Iraq speaks on Austrian TV

“Your tax dollars went into a lot of civilians. I pulled the trigger. We shot a man with his hands up. We shot women and children.”

Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey, former US Marine recounting his experiences on combat duty in Iraq

“Labour can govern for decades, not merely years. Our project needs a sustained period of Labour in power to move our society in a socialist direction.”

Hazel Blears MP, Blairite minister letting the sun get to her head

“Let’s not get lost in breast-beating about the sadness and loss of life. They had a chance.”

John Moody, chief of Murdoch’s Fox News dispensing yet more advice on how to cover the US assault on Fallujah, Iraq

“Why don’t they get new jobs if they are unhappy—or go on Prozac?”

Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush’s campaign spokesman overheard by a reporter asking about job quality

“What this place needs is a McDonald’s. Slap four McDonald’s on this high street alone and people will be happy.”

US soldier, gives his opinion of how to improve the lives of people in Fallujah

“Holy shit.”

same soldier as rocket-propelled grenades land near his squadron.

This will be shown on Mission Accomplished, BBC4, on Thursday

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Sat 7 Aug 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1913
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