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Issue No. 2227

‘Damn right!’

George Bush responds when asked if he had authorised the use of waterboarding in the interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks

‘No doubt the procedure was tough, but medical experts assured the CIA that it did no lasting harm.’

George Bush defends waterboarding torture

‘Maybe looking down from their ministerial Mercs, Brian Cowen [prime minister of Ireland], Brendan Smith et al think that all the Irish people want or need is cheese. The truth is sadly different.’

Fine Gael’s Andrew Doyle on the Irish government’s bizarre plan to placate people with free cheese—just one slice for every adult

‘The fact that Marie Antoinette said “let them eat cake” was the beginning of the revolution—is that what they want?’

A caller on an RTE radio phone-in show in Ireland


The word allegedly used by a policewoman to describe Hayley Adamson, a 16-year old hit and killed by a police vehicle. The policewoman has been disciplined. The driver of the vehicle received a three-year jail sentence

‘The week she was killed somebody else was given eight years for killing a policeman. It’s one rule for them and another rule for us.’

Hayley’s sister, Sarah

‘In extreme pain.’

A British National Party spokespersondescribes Nazi leader Nick Griffin’s condition. He is in hospital with suspected kidney stones!

‘Evolution not revolution.’

Mark Bollard, chief executive of Marks and Spencer on how to make profits grow

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Who Says?
Tue 9 Nov 2010, 18:50 GMT
Issue No. 2227
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