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Issue No. 1956

Cartoon by Tim Sanders

Cartoon by Tim Sanders

“We can’t kill them all. When I kill one, I create three.”
Lt Col Frederick Wellman, on the Iraqi resistance. Wellman helps oversee the training of Iraqi troops

“The important thing here to understand is that the people that are at Guantanamo are bad people.”
Dick Cheney, US vice-president responding to calls from senators to shut down the torture camp

“Americans are coming to the realisation that the war in Iraq is not being won and may well prove unwinnable.”
Andrew Bacevich, retired US army colonel and professor at Boston University

“We are not going to win unconditional surrender from the insurgents.”
Paul Highes, retired army colonel now at the US government funded Institute for Peace

“That is the most extreme form of wishful thinking.”
Michael O’Hanlon, military specialist at the Brookings Institute on suggestions that the Iraqi insurgency is dying down

“The administration is realising you can’t fight 15 percent of the country forever.”
Martin Meehan, US congressman on the insurgency in Iraq

“There is absolutely no future for us as a left of Labour party, appealing either to this fashionable anti-globalisation, anti-capitalism movement, or appealing to an old Labour corporatist resistant to reform tendency.”
Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat shadow chancellor revealing his party’s true colours

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Sat 18 Jun 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1956
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