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Issue No. 1985

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“I’d be glad to talk about ranching, but I haven’t seen the movie.”
George Bush, on the film Brokeback Mountain

“I admire him a lot. He’s an independent thinker. I’m sure his relationship with me causes him problems at home. When we make hard decisions like we’ve made, it creates angst – that’s why I admire Tony.”
George Bush, defending Tony Blair

“Leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us must understand that they would expose themselves to a firm and fitting response from us. This response could be conventional. It could also be of another nature.”
The French president Jacques Chirac, threatening to use nuclear weapons

“I think this is probably the worst ineptitude in governance, decision-making and leadership I’ve seen in 50-plus years. You’ve got to go back and think about that. That includes the Bay of Pigs, that includes – oh my God – Vietnam.”
Colonel Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell on the Iraq war

“All of the new measures taken by this government over quite a long period, contain the elements of a fascist state.”
Lord Stoddart, who helped defeat the identity cards bill in the House of Lords

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Sat 28 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1985
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