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Issue No. 1989

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders


“There is no doubt about the democratic correctness of Alessandra Mussolini.”
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, on allowing Alessandra Mussolini’s fascist party to join his electoral coalition

“There is little sign of willingness by any significant insurgent element to... negotiate with the US… The insurgency is increasingly optimistic about victory.”
The US and EU government funded International Crisis Group (ICG), reporting on the Iraqi resistance

“The US fights an enemy it hardly knows. Its descriptions have relied on gross approximations and crude categories…that bear only passing resemblance to reality.”
ICG Report

“They want both of their hands free and both of our hands tied behind our back.”
Defence secretary John Reid, on “apologists” for al-Qaeda who criticised British troops

“I’m not going to tell the Americans how to deal with the response to international terrorism that lost them several thousand people.”
John Reid, when asked if the Guantanamo Bay detention camp should be shut down

“Gordon would relish the chance to be able to demonstrate he is no left winger.”
An “insider” with Gordon Brown’s team


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Sat 25 Feb 2006, 00:00 GMT
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