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Issue No. 1957

“In the last throes.”
US vice president Dick Cheney, on the Iraqi resistance

“The reality is that we are losing in Iraq.”
US senator Chuck Hagel, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2008

“I think about Iraq every day, every single day.”
US president George Bush

“The president takes seriously his responsibility as commander in chief to continue to educate the American people about the conduct of war and our strategy for victory.”
Dan Bartlett, one of Bush’s senior advisers

“The war has gone on longer and more violently than people envisioned. We always accentuated the positive and never prepared the public for the worst.”
US senator Lindsey Graham

“This gap between rhetoric and reality is in large part responsible for the sharp decrease in public support for our efforts in Iraq.”
US senator Joseph Biden, on the polls which show support for the war is at an all time low

“Total annual US aid for all of Africa is about $3 billion, equivalent to about two days of Pentagon spending. About $1.5 billion is for ‘technical cooperation’, essentially salaries of US consultants.”
Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN’s Millennium Project

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Sat 25 Jun 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1957
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