*** "OUR APPARENT DETERMINATION to launch a war
against Iraq, without international support, is a violation of these
(Noble Peace Prize winner and former US president
Jimmy Carter criticizing US war plans calling the "unjust and
*** "THE EMOTIONS surrounding the 11th have been
hijacked by this administration for their own agenda... TV has turned
into a PR firm for the administration. So a lot of Americans don't have
the information to make the decision."
(Oscar winning Hollywood star, Susan Sarandon,
criticizing the administration and media for creating war mania in the
*** "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)
*** "SEND YOUR TROOPS home and take me instead,
on behalf of everyone who does not want war and oppression."
(New Zealand woman Mary Grierson asking US president
Bush to crucify her live on television so that he gets a hands-on
experience of the pain and suffering war with Iraq would cause)
*** "... I was confronted by two security guards
and ordered to either take off the T-shirt or leave the mall."
(New York lawyer Stephen Downs narrating his arrest
following his refusal to take off a T-shirt bearing the words "Give
Peace A Chance" at a local mall)
*** "I DON'T WANT to die twice. By resuscitating
me, they would be bringing me back from the dead only to have to go
through it again."
(Eighty-five-year-old British widow Frances who has
tattooed the words "Don Not Resuscitate" on her upper body so
as not be resuscitated against her will by doctors)
*** "KIM JONG-Il's GOAL is not a peace treaty,
not diplomatic relations with the U.S., not economic compensation from
the U.S., no. Kim Jong-Il's purpose is the neutralization of the
American factor, the eventual pullout of American forces from
(Kim Myong-Chol, a respected North Korean defence
analyst and known as the 'unofficial spokesman' of North Korea, saying
that the leader of North Korea wants the reunification of the two Koreas
more than anything else. He was speaking to the Foreign Correspondents
club in Tokyo)
*** "THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF LIES — lies,
damned lies and statistics. And statistics are like a bikini. What they
reveal is suggestive and what they conceal is vital."
(Veteran Congress party leader V. Purushottam Reddy
erroneously quoting former British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli in
the Andhara legislative assembly India. The remarks, actually made by
American writer Aaron Levenstein, angered his fellow legislators many of
them asked him to withdraw his words or expunge them from the records)
*** "IT WAS THE RAIN dripping from pine trees
with monkeys playing on the branches. It was love at first sight."
(Afghan President Hamid Karzai talking nostalgically
about his student years in the Indian summer-capital of Shimla. He
visited the city to pick up a doctorate from his alma mater)
*** "IN THE FACE of political threats and
aggression from abroad, our determination to defend our homeland and
socialism will never be weakened in the slightest."
(Cuban President Fidel Castro threatening to close
the US diplomatic mission in Havana calling it 'a breeding ground for
*** "43 per cent"
(Findings of poll showing that most Russians, 43 per
cent, believe that a woman's place is in the home, a far cry from the
Soviet-era view that her place was in the factory floor or behind the
wheel of a tractor)
*** "MY SON was excluded for one day as the
result of an incident where he swore at a member of the ground staff who
confiscated his football."
(Statement issued by British Education Secretary
Charles Clarke about suspension of his son for swearing at school