*** "THE MAJOR POWERS need to set an
(Former US president and this year's Nobel Peace
Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, calling US foreign policy 'arrogant' adding
that the US would do well to destroy its own weapons of mass
destruction, both nuclear and chemical)
*** "A LOT of the problems that we are having to
deal with now — I have to deal with now — are a consequence of our
colonial past... India-Pakistan — we made some quite serious
(British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Foreign
Secretary Jack Straw accepting that crises in Middle East, Iraq,
Afghanistan and Asia are the legacies of British imperialism)
*** "THIS IS A STEP forward from earlier ideas
such as anti-dandruff stockings that only offer relief but not actively
treat ailments. Smart clothes would make life easier for a lot of
(Senior researcher at German's Hohenstein medical
research centre, Dirk Hoefer, saying that it is working on developing
medicine-enriched clothes that could treat ailments including T-shirts
to counter headaches, socks that combat foot fungus, vitamin-enriched
stockings and silver-coated underwear to cure dermatitis) headaches,
(Estimated number of new tuberculosis patients in
Pakistan every year making the country the sixth top TB-infected country
in the world)
*** "I KNOW the human being and fish can
co-exist peacefully ... I have been talking to Vicente Fox, the new
president of Mexico... I know him... to have gas and oil sent to U.S.
... so we'll not depend on foreign oil."
(Excerpts from 'Bushisms', two volumes of US
President George W. Bush's malapropisms, mocking his communication
skills and comparing him with his father's former vice president, Dan
Quayle. Both Bush and Quayle have earned the reputation of champion
*** "HE BELIEVES that the more rare, mysterious,
and unavailable he is, the more valuable he is financially."
(British director Tony Kaye talking about Hollywood
legend Marlon Brando. Tony who spent hundred of hours with the reclusive
78-year star to make the feature length documentary described the time
he spent with the actor as an encounter "with the biggest living
legend on the planet — in the weird zone")
*** "$ 4.8 billion"
(Estimated net worth of New York mayor and self-made
media mogul, Michael Bloomberg, making him the richest man in US
*** "... Queen's immunity from being cited as a
witness and subpoenaed ought to be reconsidered."
(British constitutional expert Lord Blake demanding a
review of the Queen's historic royal privilege to end immunity after her
intervention in the trial of late Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell)
** "THE PROBLEM of the image of the U.S. is not
because of what happens within the boundaries of the United States but
what happens when the U.S. conducts its international affairs ... So far
I haven't seen any warm response from the Muslim community here. I doubt
it's going to work."
(Indonesians saying the $ 15 million television ad
campaigns by the US government in the Muslim countries have failed to
*** "$ 70 million"
(Hard cash paid directly by the CIA to Afghan
warlords to win their loyalties to help defeat Taliban according to a
new book "Bush at War" by veteran Washington Post reporter Bob
*** "DESPITE THE FACT that there are severe
sanctions on our country, we do have connection with the outside world
... Every night before I go to sleep, I listen to VOA, BBC and Monte
(Residents of Baghdad saying that they are in
connection with the outside world through radio and internet access)
*** "... in view of the price hike..."
(Secretary of the Punjab Assembly explaining the
reasons for the heavy increases in the salary, allowances and privileges
of the members of parliament and advisors)