Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom, Left To Right: The Washington Post (2), Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, AP, New York Times, Detroit Free Press (2)

"We were so grateful. And now we are in hell."

Rochelle Montrel, of New Orleans, on conditions inside the Superdome. Her family was rescued and sheltered there in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

"This is mass chaos. To tell you the truth, I'd rather be in Iraq. You got your constant danger, but I had something to protect myself. Three meals a day. Communications. A plan. Here, they had no plan."

Sgt. Jason Defess, of the National Guard MP stationed at the Superdome, on the official response to Katrina; he had ended a 14-month tour in Iraq in January

"I died over and over again. It's very hard to see a baby die in front of you."

Iraqi Army Col. Hassan Jabouri, on a Baghdad stampede that killed as many as 1,000 Shiite Muslim pilgrims; they were crossing a bridge when rumors of a suicide bomber caused panic

"Reading these two genomes side by side, it's amazing to see the evolutionary changes that are occurring. I couldn't imagine Darwin looking for stronger confirmation of his theories."

University of Washington Prof. Robert Waterston, on a study released last week that found humans and chimps have genetic blueprints that are 96 percent identical

"Too many people, including in offices very high up, don't want to search for the truth. Because the truth is that they are not sufficiently professional, not sufficiently patriotic, not sufficiently civic-minded and, ultimately, not sufficiently decent. …

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