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Issue No. 1917

“I know it’s trendy, but I registered as an independent. I think I’m going for Ralph Nader.”

Colby Buzzell US soldier stationed in Iraq on his voting intentions in the US elections

“I am not advocating the invasion of Iran at this moment, although…”

Norman Podhoretz influential and longstanding US neo-conservative

“We found a string of failures that go well beyond an isolated cell block in Iraq. We found fundamental failures throughout all levels of command, from the soldiers on the ground to the Central Command and the Pentagon.”

Tillie Fowler member of an independent panel investigating prisoner abuse in Iraq

“We didn’t see any rich boys out there, not any at all. And if they were, they had cushy jobs.”

Ambrose D’Arpino former US air force medic who served in Vietnam

“At this Olympics there will be two more free nations.”

TV advert for the US Republican Party on Afghanistan and Iraq’s squads in Athens

“It is funny or ironic that we boycotted the 1980 games in support of Afghanistan and now we’re bombing Afghanistan.”

Carl Lewis former athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals for the US on the Republicans’ TV advert

“We’ve invaded Iraq and are in there and using it for political gain.”

Carl Lewis

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Who Says?
Sat 4 Sep 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1917
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