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Issue No. 1992

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“We have ensured over the last few years that two of the four countries which posed a nuclear threat, Libya and Iraq, have had their nuclear weapons removed.”
Foreign secretary Jack Straw, still being plagued by hallucinations of weapons of mass destruction

“There was a great improvement in things like trains running on time...The economy was good, we were anti-Communist and who knew what was going to happen to the regime?”
Prince Phillip, on his family’s links to Hitler’s Nazi party

“As far as the Americans were concerned, the Iraqi people were sub-human, untermenschen.”
Ben Griffin, former SAS officer who quit the army in disgust over the Iraq war

“These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. The goal of Islam is world domination...Venezuela is a launch pad for Muslim extremism all over the continent.”
Pat Robertson, the US Christian broadcaster, who has previously called for the assassination of Venezuela’s radical president Hugo Chavez

“The upper hand is with those who are pushing regime change rather than those who are advocating more diplomacy.”
Richard Haas, former US state department policy planning director in George Bush’s first term, on the US attitude to Iran

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Who Says?
Sat 18 Mar 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1992
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