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Issue No. 1978

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders


“A few opportunists are suggesting they were sent into battle for a lie.”
US vice-president Dick Cheney, replying to critics of the Iraq war

“I feel like every morning I wake up, get a concrete block, and have to walk around with it all day.”
Republican senator Jim DeMint, bemoaning the fallout from the Iraq war

“Programmes, including roads, schools and clinics, are in serious trouble. The health programme was well on its way to becoming a disaster.”
Phillip Jackson Bell, head of US state department’s Afghanistan reconstruction group, quoted in a report written last year and revealed this week

“There is no light. There is no electricity. There is no water to wash your hands.”
A doctor in health clinic in Larkhabi, Afghanistan

“The enemy hears a big debate in the US and they have to wonder, maybe all we have to do is wait and we’ll win.”
US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld

“We have become the enemy — 80 percent of the people in Iraq want us out of there, 45 percent say it’s justified to attack Americans.”
Congressman John P Murtha, Vietnam War veteran who is calling on Bush to pull troops out of Iraq

“We can lose in Iraq and destroy our army—or we can just lose.”
US Marine lieutenant colonel, recently returned from Iraq quoted in Atlantic magazine


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Sat 26 Nov 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1978
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