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Issue No. 1932

“I don’t think I’ve ever been as depressed coming out of Death Row as I was leaving that place. It was terribly shocking.”
Clive Stafford Smith, human rights campaigner and lawyer for British Guantanamo detainees Moazzam Begg and Richard Belmar, after visiting them in their cells

“America brought Osama bin Laden to this region. They know his whereabouts better than me.”
Nisar Wazir, teacher from South Waziristan area of Pakistan. US troops are trawling the region in the hunt for the Al Qaida leader

“Last year we began to see an increase in improvised explosive device attacks against our forces. And they began having an impact on our soldiers, a deadly impact, as we all know.”
Lieutenant General Whitcomb, commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq

“They are our biggest liability. These guys are awful.”
Staff Sergeant Dustin Holcomb, on the Iraqi National Guard

“In 1997 it might have been good, but today you might just get a brick through the window.”
Doug Hartley on trying to sell the former home of Tony Blair in Edinburgh

“The enemies of freedom in Iraq have been wounded, but they’re not yet defeated.”
George Bush speaking at a US airbase, wearing a marine tanker jacket with his name embroidered on the front

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Sat 18 Dec 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1932
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