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Issue No. 1938

“This is how we deal with terrorists.”
Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi last summer when he shot dead six prisoners

“What a mess we’re in — we get rid of one son of a bitch only to get another one.”
American official in response to Allawi’s summary executions

“Once again the Bush administration is putting Halliburton’s interests above those of the taxpayers.”
US Congressman Henry Waxman on the refusal of the government to withhold payment to Halliburton despite evidence of overcharging

“It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right upfront with you — I like brawling.”
Lieutenant General James Mattis who commanded the 1st Marine Division in Iraq

“I think this is very promising to the American investors and to the American enterprise, certainly to oil companies.”
Iraqi finance minister Abdel Mahdi unveiling restructuring plans for the Iraqi oil industry

“We cannot continue like this. The situation is terrible, and we are obliged to do something.”
UN official Abdelhamid Ouali on the 700,000 Iraqi refugees living in Syria

“Why is it that world leaders can mobilise billions overnight for an unjust war in Iraq but can’t find money to end poverty?”
Kumi Naidoo chair of Global Call to Action Against Poverty at the Mandela rally last week


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Sat 12 Feb 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1938
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