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Issue No. 1959

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“I received a call from a pleasant American who said that Paul Wolfowitz had read my articles in the New Statesman… He was coming to London and would like me to join him at Annabel’s”
Pro-war “liberal” Nick Cohen, on his meeting with the US arch neo-conservative at a posh London restaurant

“I was clearly in the presence of real power...I was in the presence of a politician committed to extending human freedom.”
Nick Cohen

“If you are an Iraqi liberal you’re more likely to get a fair hearing from the Daily Telegraph than the Independent, and if you are a Kurdish socialist you’re more likely to get a fair hearing from Paul Wolfowitz and Tony Blair than Ken Livingstone and Tony Benn.”
Nick Cohen

“The way the preachers arrived here, with soldiers, was not a good thing. I think they had the intention of converting Muslims.”
Baghdad’s Roman Catholic archbishop Jean Sleiman, on the arrival of missionaries in occupied Iraq

“Evil and wicked.”
Reverend Franklin Graham, key figure in the missionary work gives his view of Islam

“We are having to make cuts in aid, but the president continues to talk about giving $15 billion extra in aid to Africa.”
Jim Kolbe, Republican congressman and chair of the committee that oversees the US aid budget

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Sat 9 Jul 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1959
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