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Issue No. 1972

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“The Iraq war, low unemployment and a greater reluctance of parents to approve of their children’s enlisting are the main factors behind the US army’s failure to meet its recruiting target. The shortfall comes despite the increase of recruiters from 9,000 to 12,000.”
Washington Post

“Socialism is better than anything. Playing rugby league doesn’t stop me holding onto my ideals.”
Kevin Sinfield, of the Leeds Rhinos

“She is my lawyer.”
George Bush, announcing the appointment of Harriet Myers to the US supreme court

“More than 400 founding members of the party have decided to decamp in recent weeks. The number includes several members of congress, most of whom have joined a new left wing grouping called the Party of Socialism and Liberty.”
The New York Times, on the crisis in Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party

“We’re rendering suspected Islamic terrorists to countries that routinely use terror. Here we have someone who we know is a terrorist, and it’s clear that we’re actively protecting him from facing justice.”
US State Department official, on the US’s refusal to deport Luis Posada Carilles, a Venezuelan CIA agent, who in 1976 bombed a Cuban airliner in Venezuala killing 73 civilians

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Sat 15 Oct 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1972
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