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Issue No. 1936

“Look around the world at potential trouble spots, Iran is right at the top of the list. The Israelis might well decide to act first.”
US vice-president Dick Cheney on the possibility of war on Iran

“When I go to vote, my clothes will be filthy, my body will stink and I will be thirsty. Freedom means no water, no electricity, no fuel—just elections.”
Jabber Abu Eid, a pensioner from Baghdad on the Iraqi elections

“The government has given nothing to the Iraqi people, and all the political parties say yes to the Americans.”
Nizar Khanjar, Baghdad

“If we did half the shit back home we’ve done here, we’d be in prison. Where the fuck did Jesus say it’s ok to kill people for your government?”
US Marine sergeant, Baquba Iraq

“The war cannot be won. It won’t be won, not now, not ever. We’re getting maimed for bullshit.”
US army sergeant Fred Bemis

“We think Bush is an asshole for starting a war over nothing, trying to get money and oil.”
Craig Lowe, from the British Black Watch regiment

“I can’t understand what it is we are supposed to be doing here. Iraqis don’t want to kill each other, they only want to kill us.”
British trooper Tim Clews, Camp Dogwood, Iraq

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Sat 29 Jan 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1936
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