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“People will see that the US is willing to reach out to the Muslim world in this time of need.”

Colin Powell US secretary of state

“We’re not doing this because we’re seeking political advantage, or just because we’re trying to make ourselves look better with the Muslims.”

Colin Powell

“It’s a tragedy, but it is also an opportunity to demonstrate that terrorism doesn’t drive out everything else.”

Morton Abramowitz former US ambassador to Thailand

“People do watch and see what we do. Here’s an opportunity to remind people of the good we do, and he [Bush] can do it without changing his policy on Iraq or terrorism.”

Leslie H Gelb president emeritus of the US Council on Foreign Relations

“We spend $35 million before breakfast in Iraq.”

Patrick J Leahy US senator

“I think the world knows we’re very generous people.”

Frank R Wolf US congressman on the world’s view of America

“Rehabilitation needs are often met by switching aid money between uses rather than increasing the total.”

Spokesperson for the London-based Overseas Development Institute

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Sat 8 Jan 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1933
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