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Issue No. 1971

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“A vote for the Iraqi constitution doesn’t mean we’re headed for peace and prosperity. Iraq is going to be a pretty difficult security environment for a while.”
General John Abizaid, the head of the US Central Command on the forthcoming referendum on the Iraqi constitution

“Do not argue unnecessarily with local people.”
Leaflet being handed out at Orlando International Airport in the US, following the passing of a new state law that allows people to use deadly force in self-defence

“In the East End, George Galloway’s Respect Party could unseat scores of councillors, it is feared… Respect topped the poll in eight out of 17 of the council’s wards in the mayoral and London assembly elections.”
Evening Standard, reveals a London Labour Party report on next year’s local elections

“About 9,700 American prisoners are serving life sentences for crimes they committed before they turned 18. More than a fifth have no chance for parole.”
New York Times, survey of juvenile crime

“We are not going anywhere. Some of you are concerned about the attack helicopters and mortar fire from the base. I will tell you this—those are the sounds of peace.”
US army colonel Mark Davis, to Iraqi protesters in the town of Rawa

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Sat 8 Oct 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1971
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