*** "THE REAL AXIS OF EVIL is the axis of
Washington-Tel Aviv. This is the real axis of evil."
(Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri talking to
reporters during his visit to Iran)
*** "OF COURSE I'M UPSET — I'm not a thief,
I'm not a terrorist... I stressed in my meeting with Cheney that we
don't like this profiling."
(Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad accusing
the US of 'anti-Muslim hysteria' after it was revealed that the deputy
prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had to remove his shoes for a
security check on arrival in Los Angeles. He also expressed anger at the
US decision to put Malaysia on a list of 15 states regarded as
*** "REGIME CHANGE is welcome in whatever form
(White House spokesman Ari Fleischer 'welcoming' all
moves that could overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussain including
* "14 million"
(Number of people facing starvation in Africa
according to a study conducted by the United Nations)
*** "$ 9 billion a month"
(Estimated cost of the military operation to topple
the Iraqi government as calculated by the Congressional Budget Office)
*** "BUT SCORPIONS are not ugly animals, they
are so cute, just like baby crabs."
(Thirty-year-old Thai woman, Kanchana Ketkaew, dubbed
the "Scorpion Queen", hoping to set a world record to stay in
a glass case filled with thousands of deadly scorpions for 32 days in
*** "THIS IS A CRUCIAL test for the survival of
the world body. The American determination to go it alone challenges the
very foundation on which the world body was built."
(Unnamed Asian diplomat warning that the unilateral
attack on Iraq by the US, with or without the authorization of the
Security Council, would seriously undermine the credibility of the
*** "WE DO BELIEVE in the long run that (Musharraf's
decision) is good for him and his country as well as for us and our
(US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz praising
President Pervez Musharraf for helping US forces kill and capture an
extraordinary number of terrorists)
*** "THIS WILL PROVIDE a cost-effective
programme for the humane treatment of chimpanzees that have been used by
our government for beneficial research."
(US law-maker Jim McCrery welcoming the decision by
the federal government to pay $ 8 million to help build a rest home in
Louisiana for aging chimpanzees once used for scientific and medical
*** "OIL is the only thing Muslim nations have
which is needed by the rest of the world... When we are weak, we will be
exploited... worldwide Muslims are being exploited. To avoid
exploitation, we must be strong. If we have oil, it can be used as a
(Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad asking the
Muslims to use oil as a weapon to protect their interests)
(Job applications invited by an independent candidate
for provincial assembly in Vehari "for a sugar mill he will set up
after winning the elections" despite an official ban on new sugar
*** "THIS IS A BLATANT insult to Muslim
countries and shows the U.S. is profiteering from the current
(Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazzi condemning a
US Congress bill demanding the US embassy in Israel be moved from Tel
Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem)
*** "LET'S NOT kid ourselves that Prince Charles
is a representative of ordinary people. This is someone who was born
with a mouthful of silver spoons, a mega-wealthy farmer who's looking
for things to do, so he fires off letters."
(Member of Parliament belonging to ruling Labour
Party, Ian Davidson, criticizing Crown Prince Charles' habit of writing
letters to ministers defending it 'as part of his role')