*** "IF YOU DON'T know if it's going to last six
days, six weeks or six months, how in the world are you going to come up
with a cost estimate."
(US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's reply to
Democrats' complaint that the White House was not offering cost of Iraq
war saying that 'war with Iraq has so many variables that estimating its
cost is impossible)
*** "GANDHI, WE ARE ashamed your assassins are
(Slogans chanted by opposition Congress Party members
boycotting the unveiling of the portrait of a Hindu nationalist leader
in the Indian parliament by President Abdul Kalam)
*** "HE MAKES YOU THINK of those young brawlers
forever looking for a fight."
(Curtis Roosevelt, grandson of America's great
wartime president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, calling President George W.
Bush a bully)
*** "REPUBLICANS THINK this is America's war but
Democrats more and more see it as Bush's war and they are getting more
energized and more angry."
(US pollster Jennifer Laszlo commenting on growing
anti-war protests in the country)
*** "WE HAVE hundreds of thousands of calls and
faxes that we know are going in. It's a first-of-its-kind protest and a
tremendous success already."
(Former Democratic representative and coordinator of
coalition of anti-war protest groups, Tom Andrews, commenting on the
success of 'virtual march which jammed telephone lines of US law-makers)
*** "IF THE US IMPERIALISTS ignite war on the
Korean peninsula, the war will turn into a nuclear war...the Koreans in
the North and South and the people in Asia and the rest of the world
will suffer horrifying nuclear disasters."
(North Korea's ruling Workers Party newspaper
accusing the US intelligence of staging a secret drill for pre-emotive
strike on its nuclear facilities and warning about horrifying
consequences that such aggression would bring)
*** "WE ARE ALL IRAQIS."
(Armbands worn by the majority of thousands of
Moroccans anti-war protestors denouncing the US policies in Casablanca)
*** "THE DEBATE has not been about Iraq. There
is real angst in the world about our power, and what they perceive as
the rawness, the arrogance, the unipolarity."
(Unnamed official of the US State Department
commenting on massive anti-war protests across the world)
(Number of people dying daily of hunger in the world
according to the head of the World Food Programme James Morris. Over 800
million people in the world are also suffering from chronic hunger, he
*** "THE PEOPLE'S DISAFFECTION with them left no
doubt that these Western-influenced groups, which are indifferent to the
people's demands, have neared the sunset of their lives."
(Iranian Daily 'Kayhan' commenting on worst electoral
defeat of the 'reformists' in last six years in the local council
elections showing growing disillusionment with them)
*** "THE MAJORITY do not think it is time to go
to war...This [is] a very defining moment for the Security
(French Ambassador to the UN Jean-Marc de La Sabliere
claiming that most of UN Security Council members favour solving the
Iraq crisis by peaceful means)
*** "25 organisations and 140 individuals"
(Record number of 165 candidates nominated for
prestigious Nobel Peace Prize this year including French President
*** "IT'S NOT DIRTY TRICKS... under government
accords, the NSA doesn't spy on the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia
and New Zealand. All other countries are considered legitimate
(A fellow at a private research group on intelligence
in the US downplaying bugging of members of United Nations Security
*** "ON THE WHOLE, the events of September 11
cost Pakistan about $ 2 billion."
(Former finance minister and financial advisor to the
Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, informing the parliament of the financial
impact of Afghan war)