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Issue No. 1964

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders


“Normally we would storm a house killing everyone inside, whereas here we have to storm the house and keep everyone alive. It’s not an easy job.”
Israeli soldier, on the Gaza pullout

“The Americans say they don’t intervene, but they have intervened deep. They gave us a detailed proposal, almost a full version of the constitution.”
Mahmoud Othman, Kurdish member of the Iraqi constitution committee

“The Pentagon has tasked the US strategic command with drawing up a plan to be employed in response to another 9/11 type attack. It includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons.”
Philip Giraldi, former CIA official writing in the American Conservative

“We set out to establish a democracy, but we’re slowly realising we will have some form of Islamic republic. That process is being repeated all over.”
Anonymous US official, speaking to the Washington Post about Iraq’s future

“It’s a race against time because by the end of this summer we can no longer sustain the presence we have now. This thing, the wheels are coming off it. The American people are walking away from this war.”
Barry McCaffrey, retired general and adviser to the US government


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Who Says?
Sat 20 Aug 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1964
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