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Issue No. 1998

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“I’m the decider, and I decide what’s best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defence.”
George Bush fends off mounting criticism by senior US military officers

“I believe that a large number of officers hate Rumsfeld as much as I do, and would like to see him go.”
US Special Forces army major sums up the feeling in the US army

“If you look at the earlier estimates of anticipated costs, this war is a lot more expensive than it should be, based on past conflicts.”
Steven M Kosiak from the Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

“They are the same candidates from 20, 30 years ago. They are greyer, a little fatter, but they are the same people, and they’ve destroyed the country.”
Ollanta Humala, Peruvian presidential candidate, speaking of traditional politicians and their parties

“I think that we have options at our disposal that are not even necessarily fully within the UN Security Council.”
Condoleezza Rice outlines the US threat against Iran

“This is not organised. It’s not the normal political or trade union demonstration. This is just ordinary, non-political people.”
John Reid, explaining why he was on a protest against the closure of Monklands Hospital A&E in his Airdrie constituency

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Who Says?
Sat 29 Apr 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1998
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