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Issue No. 1928

“There have been no civilian casualties.”
Iraq’s “prime minister”

Iyad Allawi, on the assault on Fallujah

“Innocent civilians in that city have all the guidance they need as to how to avoid getting into trouble. There aren’t going to be large numbers of civilians killed.”

US defence secretary gives advice to the people of Fallujah

“We compiled a list of Muslim names in the constituency, but there are some that can be Muslim and Hindu. We tried to delete all the Hindus, Ethiopian Christian and Chinese from the list, but some slipped through.”
The office of pro-war Labour MP Oona King trying to explain how they sent cards celebrating the Muslim Eid festival to non-Muslims in east London, where the Labour Party accuses Respect of “communalism” and “targeting Muslim voters”

“I’ve done my time. I’ve got a brand new baby and a wife, and I haven’t touched the controls of an aircraft in seven years. I’m 47 years old. How can they be calling me? How could they even want me?
Rick Howell, former US army helicopter pilot

on being called up

“He uses this house like a hotel, just once a month. I feel like the public money has come straight out of my pocket.”
Ruth Goalen, who lives next door to the St Helen’s home of millionaire and Labour MP Shaun Woodward

Woodward owns other properties and claims £15,000 in accommodation expenses from parliament

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Sat 20 Nov 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1928
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