*** "WE THINK Saddam is dangerous but President
Bush is more dangerous."
(About 50,000 protestors gathered in New York's
Central Park to denounce possible US attacks on Iraq)
*** "WE WILL RESTRAIN ourselves from
confrontation. But we will not allow American bases on our land, nor
will we let American system or Western culture."
(Leader of coalition of religious parties MMA, Qazi
Hussain Ahmed, commenting on the convincing lead in the recent polls)
*** "... in the future the government of Saudi
Arabia may start requiring American citizens to be finger-printed as
part of their visa or entry process."
(New visa policy announced by the Saudi government
*** "THERE CAN be no serious response to an
irresponsible statement like that."
(US President Bush's spokesman Ari Fleischer
rejecting Bush-Saddam duel to resolve the standoff between the two
*** "WHEN COLIN POWELL dares to suggest
something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned
back out to pasture."
(Veteran singing star, Harry Belafonte, criticising
Secretary of State Colin Powell for 'being a house slave who gave up his
principles to come into the house of the master. Belafonte, like Powell,
is of Jamaican descent)
*** "THIRTY-THREE per cent of women were obese
compared to 28 per cent of men."
(Findings of study saying that Americans are overfed,
big and getting bigger)
*** "WE ARE HERE to tell President Bush that if
he is really serious about getting rid of weapons of mass destruction,
he should immediately lift sanctions that have killed hundreds of
thousands of Iraqis."
(One of about a dozen of US activists who donated
blood in a demonstration calling for lifting of economic sanctions
against Iraq and also donated blood on cots near US Interests Section of
the Polish Embassy in Baghdad)
*** "THEY WON'T go along with it, but it's
unclear how they'll express their disagreement."
(Un-named Arab diplomat saying that US strike on Iraq
would make Saudi Arabia face a no-win situation)
*** "IS DICTATORSHIP problem confined to Iraq...
Who helped Iraq to acquire chemical weapons?
(Iran's former president Hashemi Rafsanjani blaming
the West for helping Iraq acquire weapons of mass destruction)
*** "UN RESOLUTIONS should also apply to the
Palestinian-Israel conflict... to emphasise a commitment to the Middle
East peace process in order to assuage the fear, or claims... that we
operate a double standard."
(British Prime Minister Tony Blair saying that UN
resolutions should not apply to Iraq alone but are also to Israel. He
was speaking at the annual conference of his ruling Labour Party)
*** "$ 28 billion"
(Award ordering tobacco giant Philip Morris to pay
damages in a smoking-related lawsuit to a cancer victim by a jury in
*** "YES, PEOPLE may be smuggling things in
their shoes, but searching the shoes of 200 people is not the right
thing to do."
(Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed alluding
to a search made by the US immigration authorities in Los Angeles on his
deputy, Ahmad Abdullah Badawi, who was on his way to New York to address
the United Nations)
*** "MY AGE doesn't worry me a bit. I am looking
forward to bringing a bit of fresh air into German politics... It is
hightime that adults under 22 were represented in government so that
they can decide on policies that affect young people."
(Nineteen-year-old Anna Luhrmann, the youngest MP
ever sit in a German parliament)
*** "THE PROGRAMME includes the paper reader,
the net reader, the screen reader, the e-mail reader as well as
(Media and editorial manager of a Dubai-based
software house which has developed a software that helps blind use