Verbatim: May 5, 2003

"He's my man; he was great. Somebody accused us of hiring him and putting him there." GEORGE BUSH, on Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Iraq's former Information Minister, known for his bombastic denials that the U.S. was winning the war

"This is our heritage. How can we do this to ourselves?" NAMIR IBRAHIM JAMIL, Iraqi pianist who voluntarily returned priceless artifacts to the National Museum of Iraq, saying he took them to protect them from looting

"Yes." COLIN POWELL, Secretary of State, when asked if France would suffer consequences for opposing the U.S.-led war

"If we took all the money we're spending on...

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