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Issue No. 1915

“We have tens of millions of dollars in projects in Samarra, but you won’t get a dime as long as the city is not working hands to hands with the coalition.”
US Major General John Batiste lays down the law to Hamid Humud Shakti, governor of the Iraqi province of Samarra

“I reject the notion that somehow we are violating any Olympic principles by what’s going on in Iraq.”
US State Department spokesperson on calls for all nations to observe a traditional ceasefire during the Olympic Games

“I am quite unable to see that any principle prohibits the secretary of state from relying on evidence which has or may have been obtained by torture by agencies of other states over which he has no powers of direction.”
Lord Justice Laws in the Court of Appeal last week

“Warmongers used the Eisteddfod field to say our world is a much safer place than two years ago. You may as well invite George Bush here. Such comments are not for the Eisteddfod field. Shame on you Ann Clwyd.”
Dr Robyn Lewis Archdruid of Wales at this year’s National Eisteddfod after a speech by pro-war Labour MP Ann Clwyd

“We have stopped pumping oil in protest at the inhuman conduct of the interim government and its cooperation with the occupying forces.”
Oil workers in Nasiriyah, southern Iraq

beginning a strike on Wednesday of last week

“Even knowing what we now know I would still have voted for the president to have the authority for war against Iraq. I believe it was the right authority for the president to have.”
John Kerry Democratic Party presidential candidate

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Who Says?
Sat 21 Aug 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1915
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