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Issue No. 2105

“Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!”
George Bush giving a bizarre pep talk to US generals after four mercenaries were killed in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004

“I think something is wrong on the inside.”
Afghan police chief on why 13 containers of arms, secret documents, maps of military bases and fuel bound for a US base ended up in an Afghan bazaar

“Afghanistan is the noble cause of the 21st century. There is not one member of our services who questions the rightness of this cause.”
Gordon Brown on the deaths of 100 British soldiers in Afghanistan

“The whole thing is an utter waste of time.”
Anthony Philippson father of Captain Jim Philippson who was killed in a fight with the Taliban in 2006

“I now have fewer questions about the constraints, timetables and necessary resolve when it comes to Iran.”
Ehud Olmert the Israeli prime minister on his “successful talks” with George Bush

“The sanctions are ineffective. Attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable.”
Shaul Mofaz Israeli transport minister on Friday of last week

“This is a disgrace. We are watching more and more pensioners drop further below the poverty line.”
Mervyn Kohler of Help The Aged reacting to news that pensioner poverty in Britain has increased for the first time since 1998

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Who Says?
Tue 10 Jun 2008, 18:50 BST
Issue No. 2105
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