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, New York Post, Reuters, CNN, New York Times (2), CNN (2), "Entertainment Tonight"

"The Columbia is gone. There are no survivors."

President George W. Bush, on the loss of the space shuttle 200,000 feet above Texas

"While Mrs. Bush understands the right of all Americans to express their political views, this event was designed to celebrate poetry." Statement from the First Lady's press office, on the postponement of Laura Bush's "Poetry and the American Voice" after the White House learned that several poets wanted to use the event to speak out against war with Iraq

"You're a loser!" Sydney Simpson, 17, to her father, O. J. Simpson, while on the phone with the 911 operator she called after the two got into an argument

"I realize it was very stupid of me. I will not do it again... I had obviously turned off the sound." Trond Helleland, a member of Norway's Parliament, apologizing for playing a war game on his pocket computer while the legislators around him debated the possibility of a real war with Iraq

"That's the way of saying this is an issue the international community isn't going to duck. The U.N.'s got to be the way of dealing with this issue, not the way of avoiding dealing with it." British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on getting a second U.N. Security Council resolution before launching military action

"You're not going to stand me down. You'll go down. …

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