Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom: San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Denver Post, CNN, Washington Times, ABC, Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, Guardian, Reuters, The Hill

"The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free." President George W. Bush, declaring the end of official combat before 5,000 Navy men and women aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln

"We ought to look in a mirror and get proud, and stick out our chests and suck in our bellies and say, 'Damn, we're Americans!' " Retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's choice to lead reconstruction in Iraq, scolding reporters for dwelling on difficulties in restoring civilian order and services

"He's obviously one tough guy." Utah sheriff Sgt. Mitch Vetere, describing a Colorado man who was pinned under a 1,000-pound boulder for five days before he cut off his arm with a pocket knife, rappelled down a rock wall and hiked until he was found by a search helicopter

"We think this is just the time to catch up on reading." China's General Administration of Press and Publication, on the preparation of a reading list for people staying at home for fear of SARS. The "16th Party Congress Report," former president Jiang Zemin's "Socialism With Chinese Characteristics" and "A History of the Chinese Communist Party" top the list.

"I think the best clue will be if you see the plane flying in a straight line, you'll know that the Navy pilot is in charge. If it does anything else, it's an open question. …

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