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Issue No. 2008

cartoon by Tim Sanders

cartoon by Tim Sanders

“The United States walks the world day and night trying to terrorise others so that Venezuela won’t get selected in October. We accept the challenge from the empire.”
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez, on US plans to prevent Venezuela winning a seat on the United Nations security council

“In Scotland, in the church where his father was a Church of Scotland minister, Gordon Brown said he was sure his late father would have agreed with him about nuclear weapons. Well who knows, but we do know that the Church of Scotland has opposed nuclear weapons for the past 25 years.”
Right Reverend Alan McDonald of the Church of Scotland, on Brown’s pledge to replace Britain’s nuclear arsenal

“In every war there’s a profit to be made by somebody. Iraq democracy sounds nice, but I don’t think that’s entirely why we’re there.”
US soldier Steve Pink, in The War Tapes, a new documentary featuring troops serving in Iraq

“I should go out and spend, spend, spend, but there are tears rolling down my cheeks. Life will never be the same again. When I take the private jet to Portofino in Italy tomorrow and lounge by the pool, the image of those less fortunate will remain with me.”
Film director Michael Winner, on spending two days living on a pensioner’s average income

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Who Says?
Sat 8 Jul 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2008
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