Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"These are the stakes. Vote November 7." Text from a controversial new GOP campaign ad featuring Osama bin Laden's threats to kill Americans. Democrats accused the party of fearmongering.

"Freedom of action in space is as important to the United States as air power and sea power." An excerpt from a new National Space Policy signed by President George W. Bush, which asserts the United States' right to deny access to outer space to anyone it deems "hostile to U.S. interests"

"You can't be perfect, unfortunately, when something is this big, but their hearts were in it, and they did a very good job." New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on recovery workers who searched ground zero for human remains after 9/11. Last week workers found more remains while excavating a nearby manhole.

"There was ... a countdown to the actual event--10, 9, 8 ... then the crash." Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Paul Howard , on a teenage girl's text messages before attempting suicide. The teen survived after driving into another car, but killed a woman and injured a girl.

"We are constantly adjusting our tactics ... It's tough." President Bush, on why the U.S. military may consider a change of strategy in Iraq in response to spreading sectarian violence

"We were friends and ... loved each other like brothers." The Rev. Anthony Mercieca, on his alleged relationship with disgraced former congressman Mark Foley when Foley was a boy. …

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