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Issue No. 1991

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“Upwards of 80 to 85 percent of people... have witnessed or been a part of a traumatic event, including engaging the enemy, killing people... In Vietnam, there were safe areas where people could go to rest and recuperate. That doesn’t happen in Iraq – every place is a war zone.”
Steve Robinson, of the US National Gulf War Resource Centre, which supports veterans

“The volume and geographic scope of attacks increased last year.”
John Negroponte, US director of national intelligence, on resistance in Afghanistan

“The Pakistanis are making business out of this war. The detainees are not being captured by US forces, but are being sold by the Pakistan government. They are making two, three, or $10,000 to sell detainees to the US.”
Guantanamo detainee, from Tajikistan who was arrested in Pakistan in November 2001

“Although gentrification has started there is still a long way to go, and if Karl Marx Square is going to bring in the visitors then I’m all for it.”
Tony Michael, property developer, on plans to rename north London’s Archway shopping centre

“Capitalism is not all it’s cracked up to be.”
Donald Sutherland, actor and star of the new television show Commander In Chief

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Who Says?
Sat 11 Mar 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1991
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