Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"What is this, a Keystone Cops operation?" Florida Rep. Mark Foley, in response to the Immigration and Naturalization Service confirmation of student visas for two September 11 hijackers. A Florida flight school received notice on March 11 that the visas for Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were approved.

"Neighbors be damned. My feelings about Presas haven't changed." Robert Noel, a man on trial for involuntary manslaughter, in a letter to his adopted son written shortly after his dog, a Presa Canario, killed his neighbor Diane Whipple

"If this woman doesn't meet the test of insanity in this state, then nobody does. We might as well wipe it from the books." George Parnham, a defense attorney for Andrea Yates, to the Texas jury in closing arguments. Yates was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison last week.

"Even if our present woes in the archdiocese were suddenly to disappear, these questions have taken on an urgency and will not slip quietly away." An editorial in the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, questioning whether celibacy should continue to be required of Roman Catholic priests

"A nuclear war to be imposed by U.S. nuclear fanatics would mean their ruin in nuclear disaster." North Korea's response to press reports of the Pentagon's latest nuclear-weapons review listing that country as a possible target

"It's much better than the past. Now, if one Israeli is killed, it equals only three Palestinians. …

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