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Issue No. 1922

“What I want to do is change the dynamics on the ground. And you have to do that by beginning to not back off of Fallujah and other places, and send the wrong message to terrorists. You’ve got to show you’re serious.”
John Kerry US Democratic Party presidential candidate speaking in his live televised debate with George Bush

“We don’t have enough troops out there.”
John Kerry

“There are a lot of people and quite a lot of them are black and it’s quite difficult to sort them out.”

Lord Gore-Booth Former diplomat defending foreign secretary Jack Straw’s handshake with Mugabe

“To my knowledge I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two.”
Donald Rumsfeld US defence secretary forgetting about the “hard evidence” he’d seen last year linking Saddam Hussein and Al Qaida

“The election next year will be Groundhog Day. We’re stuffed because Tony Blair sounds like a Tory and has Tory instincts.”
Tory shadow minister

“They have no awareness of political issues at all. They were just racist bullies who hated homosexuals, Jews, and any other minority group.”
Former BNP activist on the true face of Britain’s Nazis

“Why doesn’t he go and buy a place in Basra?”
One of the Blairs’ new neighbours

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Sat 9 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1922
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