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Issue No. 1966

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“She has been demoted because of her strict adherence to procurement requirements and the army’s preference to sidestep them when it suits their needs.”
Lawyer Michael Kohn, on the demotion of a top US army official who opposed multinational Halliburton’s role in Iraq

“We have no choice but to take the offensive.”
US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, justifying the Iraq war to US troops

“We will only enforce removals to areas assessed as sufficiently stable and where we are satisfied that the individual concerned will not be at risk.”
A Home Office spokesperson, defending the enforced returns of asylum seekers to Iraq

“To impose a dogma-driven policy that is fundamentally flawed is doing damage to Africa.”
UN special envoy for Aids in Africa Stephen Lewis, on the damage done by Bush’s funding of Christian groups proposing abstinence to control Aids

“It is not possible to describe any elections as democratic or impartial without an observer presence.”
The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, on Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to allow election observers

“British foreign policy and the perception of its negative effect on Muslims globally… This seems to be a key driver behind recruitment by extremist organisations.”
Top civil servant Michael Jay, in a letter to the government

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Sat 3 Sep 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1966
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