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Issue No. 1955

“If you are vigilant, dress like locals and hire armed escorts, then there is a 70 percent to 80 percent chance you will be OK.”
Abdul Razuqi, the head of tourism in Basra, Iraq on the chances of foreign visitors surviving a trip to his town

“Efforts to bring about democracy have hit a wall and are going backwards.”
US senator John McCain, on Uzbekistan, a key US ally in Central Asia

“Access to this airfield is undeniably critical in supporting our combat operations.”
Pentagon spokesperson Bryan Whitman, on US use of the Karshi-Khanabad airfield in south east Uzbekistan

“When you look at the totality of what Uzbekistan has been doing, they’ve been a very valuable partner and ally in the global war on terror.”
Bryan Whitman

“Everyone likes the wearables because they are comfortable and easy to use. The result is the team finds it easier to do the job.”
website for the Peacock Retail Group, on the wearable computers that workers at one of their warehouses have to use

“Parents are the biggest hurdle we face.”
army recruiter in Ohio, on problems filling the ranks of the US army

“I had one father say if he saw me on his doorstep I better have some protection on me.”
another Ohio army recruiter

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Sat 11 Jun 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1955
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