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Issue No. 1916

“I want to defend my home. If a stranger invades America and the people resist, does that mean they are terrorists?”

Ahmed Manajid midfielder with Iraq’s national football team and Olympic squad. Ahmed is from Fallujah, where his cousin was killed fighting for the resistance.

He was reacting to George Bush’s attempts to exploit the team’s success to justify the war

“We do not have freedom in Iraq, we have an occupying force. Freedom is just a word for the media.”

Adnan Hamad coach of the Iraqi football team

“They are perhaps politically naive. It seems the story was engineered.”

Mark Clark the former British army officer who manages Iraq’s football team responds to their condemnation of Bush and the Iraq occupation

“We can’t sit by and watch as mob violence drives a president from office, like what happened in Bolivia or Argentina.”

John Kerry Democrat contender for the US presidency attacking Latin American grassroots social movements

“There’s no doubt in my mind that in the White House there was a deep desire to see Chavez lose.”

Jimmy Carter former US president who was part of the team that monitored the recent referendum in Venezuela

“It cannot be right to keep people in complete isolation, denied human contact and denied any access to the courts for an interminable length of time.”

Stella Rimington former head of MI5 condemning the detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

“I’ve been getting on this plane for 42 years. Why can’t I get on the plane?”

Edward Kennedy US senator on being barred from a Boston to Washington flight because his name resembled a suspected terrorist’s alias

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Sat 28 Aug 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1916
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