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Issue No. 1970

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders


“I never thought I’d miss Nixon... Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam”
placards on last Saturday’s anti-war demo in Washington DC

“I always heard about the 1960s, the feeling of change in the air. And that feeling definitely exists right now.”
Boots Riley of rap group The Coup at the Washington rally

“I’ve never done this before, but here I am, in uniform, figuring this is the only way I can shove it to Bush. This war makes no sense.”
Army First Sergeant Frank Cookinham, who went on the Washington demo after recently returning from a second tour in Iraq

“The PKK is a terrorist organisation. Its activities in northern Iraq affect Turkey and cost Turkish lives. The coalition and the Iraqi transitional government and Turkey need to work together to do more against this threat. We also need to do more to disrupt fundraising and other activities elsewhere that support the PKK.”
Stephen J Hadley, President George Bush’s national security adviser supporting the Turkish state against Kurdish resistance fighters during a visit to Turkey

“It gives certain power and leverage to certain countries and not to others. We’re experiencing it with Venezuela, where the oil profits are being put to use across the region to push forward Chavez’s particular view of the world.”
Condoleezza Rice, on the effects of rising oil prices


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Sat 1 Oct 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1970
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