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Issue No. 2001

“As far as the size goes, we are committed to rebuilding Iraq and to restoring the economy and to stabilising the security. The size of the embassy is in keeping with the goals we have set ourselves for Iraq.”
US State Department spokesman Justin Higgins, defending spending $600 million dollars on the new US embassy in Baghdad, the largest embassy ever built in the world

“The main reason for the decline in the Labour Party’s poll rating is the persistent terrible news from Iraq. The dispute over that policy was the most significant in the life of this government, although the leaders responsible show little understanding of it.”
Michael Foot, former Labour Party leader

“The results show that women are less respected now than they were under the previous regime. Before the invasion in 2003, women were free to go to schools, universities and work. Now, due to security reasons and repression by the government, they’re being forced to stay in their homes.”
Senar Muhammad, president of Baghdad-based NGO Woman Freedom Organisation, on a poll of Iraqi women

“I said to her, ‘I’m absolutely opposed to your husband’s policies – he’s a liar.’ Cherie said, ‘Why would he lie?’”
Designer Vivienne Westwood, recounts an encounter with Cherie Blair


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Who Says?
Sat 20 May 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2001
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