Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom, left to right: Fox News, Reuters, Scholastic Press Release, The Washington Post, CNN, New York Times, Associated Press (2), Fox News, MSN

"Keep your evil away from the mother of civilization."

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, warning President George W. Bush in a public speech that Iraq is fully mobilized against the threat of a new conflict

"Watch out, 'Gunsmoke.' You're next." Al Jean, "The Simpsons" executive producer, on the show's being renewed through its 16th season in 2005 ("Gunsmoke" ran for a record 20 years)

"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive... The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four." The opening lines of J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," which became Amazon.com's best-selling book only two hours after becoming available for preorder. The 768-page book isn't available until June 21.

"You can't be drunk in a bar." Fairfax County, Va., Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, on why plainclothes officers arrested nine bar patrons who voluntarily submitted to sobriety tests

"The fact that the inspectors have not yet come up with new evidence of Iraq's WMD program could be evidence, in and of itself, of Iraq's noncooperation." Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in response to chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's statement last week that his teams had found no "smoking guns" in Iraq

"It ignores available race-neutral alternatives and amounts to a forbidden racial quota. …

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