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Issue No. 1997

“How are we supposed to get rid of the helipad now? Can you imagine taking a jackhammer to the remains of one of the most important cities in the history of mankind? This is Babylon.”
Donny George, head of Iraq’s board of antiquities after US contractors paved over the archeological site to create a helipad

“Yes, Rumsfeld should go. But a lot of the generals should be fired, too. They share the blame for the mess we are in.”
US army colonel Douglas Macgregor, who is one of the many US army officers calling for defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign

“Incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically. Mr Rumsfeld must step down.”
Retired army major general Paul Eaton, increases the pressure on George Bush and Rumsfeld

“Secretary Rumsfeld’s energetic and steady leadership is exactly what is needed at this critical period.”
George Bush, defends his key supporter

“It’s a referendum on the centrepiece of the Bush presidency,”
Michael E O’Hanlon, a defence scholar at the Brookings Institution on the Rumsfeld turmoil

“The Bush team is looking at the viability of airstrikes simply because many think airstrikes are the only real option ahead.”
Kurt Campbell, a former Pentagon policy official on plans to bomb Iran


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Who Says?
Sat 22 Apr 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1997
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