Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom: The Washington Post, Reuters (2), BBC NEWS, CNN, The Washington Post (2), Yahoo News!, Reuters, Real Time with Bill Maher

"A person is a human being regardless of nationality." Thirty-two-year-old Iraqi lawyer Mohammed, on why he risked his life to provide information that led to the rescue of injured Pfc. Jessica Lynch

"Medically and morally, I thought it was the right thing to do." Sanjay Gupta, CNN's medical correspondent and a neurosurgeon, on stepping in to perform emergency brain surgery in a vain effort to save the life of a 2-year-old Iraqi boy wounded at a U.S. Marine checkpoint

"There's a small island, inhabited in the South Pacific, that I will try to swim to. I'll leave; I'm embarrassed." Veteran war correspondent Peter Arnett, sounding contrite after he was fired by NBC, MSNBC and National Geographic for giving an interview on Iraqi television in which he said the U.S. war plan against Saddam Hussein had failed

"When this animal was alive, it really has to be one of the most frightening predators out there. It's without parallel in the oceans." Marine biologist Steve O'Shea, on a rare squid with eyes the size of dinner plates and scores of razor-sharp hooks that was caught by fishermen off Antarctica. It's only the second intact specimen ever found.

"Instead of having one [Osama] bin Laden, we will have 100 bin Ladens." Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, predicting that the U.S.-led war on Iraq will drive more Muslims to anti-Western militancy

"You loser, you are too small to talk to the leader of Iraq and those who will be swept away from the land of the Arab world are people like you. …

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