Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom, left to right: New York Times, azcentral.com, Associated Press, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Associated Press, New York Times, Bay City News, Reuters, Yahoo! News, Associated Press (2)

"They are coming after us." CIA Director George J. Tenet, on the risk of a new terrorist attack in the United States

"They are supposed to be doing the people's business. It should not be too much to ask a member of Congress who criticizes a bill to show up to vote against it." Bill Allison, spokesman for the Center for Public Integrity, on Arizona Sen. John McCain skipping a vote on a $355 million defense-spending bill to rehearse for a guest appearance on "Saturday Night Live"

"We are tired of Dennis... Are you?" Excerpt from a newspaper ad, paid for by Connecticut State Rep. Dennis Cleary's relatives, who don't support Cleary's re-election to a sixth term in the General Assembly

"I beg you Mr. President, listen to Gershwin, read chapters of Stegner, of Saroyan, the speeches of Martin Luther King. Remind yourself of America." Excerpt from Sean Penn's "An Open Letter to the President of the United States," a $56,000 advertisement in The Washington Post, detailing the actor's feelings on Iraq

"North Korea has some explaining to do." Secretary of State Colin Powell, on North Korea's nuclear program

"He couldn't see what he said he saw." Fairfax County, Va., prosecutor Robert F. Horan Jr., on bringing charges against Matthew Dowdy, who gave misleading tips to police investigating the sniper

"If more people in the past had taken a position of not speaking out, Tiger Woods might be a caddie at Augusta. …

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