*** "HITLER was the way he was not just because
of genes. If you tried to clone Hitler, you might instead get the
personality of Thomas Jefferson."
(Bonnie Steinbock, a philosophy professor at the
State University of New York at Albany, dismissing popular myths about
cloning saying that images of an exact human replica are preposterous)
*** " NOBODY SAW the whole picture in '91... You
are only getting what the government wants you to get... There's no such
thing as a fairly fought war. Anyone who thinks so is na´ve to the
point of being dangerous."
(Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw expressing doubts
that American viewers will ever get the full and true picture of a US
war with Iraq due to heavy censors)
*** "BECAUSE I DON'T like to leave my country.
If there is any important question to be addressed to me, let them
address it to me here in Iraq."
(Iraqi weapons specialist, Gen. Hussain Mohammed Amin,
refusing to go abroad for questioning as US administration pressurizes
UN inspectors to take key scientists and their families out of the
*** "IF WASTE is properly dealt with, I think
then there is nothing called waste, but a resource."
(Maqsood Sinha, a Dacca architect and town planner,
who along with his partner Iftekhar Enayetullah has successfully
launched a project to turn garbage into fertilizer)
*** "CHARLES should put his money where his
mouth is when it comes to the British car industry."
(British parliamentarian Tom Watson accusing Crown
Prince Charles of hypocrisy for making a passionate buy-British plea
while preferring to buy German car himself)
*** "WE DO NOT want to accept a restriction on
our freedom to report."
(Editor of a regional German newspaper, Frank
Mangelsdorf, challenging a court injunction preventing publishing
marital troubles of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder with his fourth wide)
*** "I KNOW AMERICA is the largest
subsidy-provider to its farm sector... and India stands among top-10
nations... But we cannot do this... We have to follow the dictates of
(Federal Agriculture Minister Yar Muhammad Rind
calling WTO agreements a threat to Pakistan's fragile economy saying tat
despite the will his government cannot offer subsidies to the farmers)
*** "WE DON'T KNOW whether he has a nuclear
(US President George W. Bush responding to questions
asked by reporters if Iraq has weapons of mass destruction)
*** "WE PROMISE that if anyone violates our
freedom with pre-emptive action or forward defence, they will get what
the Mat Salleh (Westerner) calls a bloody nose."
(Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed
indirectly warning Australia not entertain any hostile designs against
*** "WE DON'T LIKE Saddam. But we hate the
(Kuwaiti civil engineer Ramiz Abu Qweidar opposing US
invasion of Iraq representing the growing resentment against the US in
*** "THERE IS A UNITED NATIONS force in Lebanon,
another on the Golan Heights and a third in the Sinai desert. Why
shouldn't they also be in the West Bank and Gaza Strip?"
(Palestinian President Yasser Arafat asking the UN
peacekeepers in Israeli-occupied territories of West Bank and Gaza
*** "ABUSES ARE NOT NEW to me... Once I was
considered for the Nobel Prize. A poet from Kerala dashed off a letter
to the Nobel authorities with 150 signatures... They held that
considering me for the honour was like kicking the Nobel."
(Noted Indian writer Kamala Suraiya, who embraced
Islam two years ago, fending off criticism for receiving highest
literary award from the state of Kerala)
*** "THIS YEAR we will face what may be the
single most important decision that faces this political generation- the
question of whether to join the euro."
(British Prime Minister Tony Blair calling the
decision to join Euro as the single most important in his New Year's