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Issue No. 1925

“One is too polished. The other one, I think, to be honest, I don’t know how he ever got to be president.”
Kimberly Parmer, an undecided voter in Michigan, US

“At one level we’re accused of introducing a nanny state. At another level we’re deemed to be driving people to gamble and drink and the rest of it.”
Tony Blair, runs into problems on the domestic agenda

“He has caused so much fuss about this and it’s embarrassing to have a song by someone who is so anti-government.”
Labour insider, on anti-war Fatboy Slim, who wants the party to stop using his song as a theme tune

“The thing that separates us from the enemy is our respect for human rights.”
US senator John McCain

“Should we have gone there? Definitely. But there are a lot of things we should have done, and didn’t.”
White House official, on the US military’s failure to secure the site in Iraq from where 380 tonnes of high explosives have gone missing

“I retired my crystal ball, and I don’t make predictions any more of when we’re potentially going to get any of the figures out there that we pursue every day in Afghanistan.”
US general David Barno, who predicted earlier this year that his forces would have captured Osama Bin Laden by now

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Sat 30 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1925
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