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Issue No. 1982

“This work has been especially difficult in Iraq — more difficult than we expected. Now there are only two options before our country — victory or defeat.”
George Bush

“I think the vast majority of them think of us as liberators.”
US vice president Dick Cheney, on the view of Iraqis

“Will the new Bolivian government have a democratic behaviour? Will it be ready to have good relations and maintain the economic aid it receives?”
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, on Evo Morales’s election victory in the Latin American country before Christmas

“If you’re willing to buy flooded houses, you can find some great bargains.”
New Orleans real estate developer F Patrick Quinn III

“There is not a neverending pot of money. Trusts need to balance their books.”
Spokeswoman for Oxford’s Radcliffe NHS Trust, on the decision to withdraw the operation for patients with irregular heart beats performed on Tony Blair in 2004

“Some of these patients cannot work. Yet Tony Blair had the operation and he was back at work the next day. It is a scandal what they are doing. These poor people are being made scapegoats for the bureaucracy.”
Trudie Lobban, founder trustee of the Arrhythmia Alliance

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Sat 7 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1982
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