Verbatim: Aug. 25, 2003

"We are paralyzed by war. It will take years to erase the memory." --ISAIAH DOE, 24, from a small village in Liberia's Sinoe province

"Have you ever seen the United States take the blame for anything?" MEL LASTMAN, Toronto mayor, as U.S. and Canadian officials blamed one another for the massive loss of electrical power

"They have the best equipment and technology, and a power shortage can make such a big fuss in the United States. Now I am sure it will take them years to fix the electricity in Iraq." ALI SAGHBAL, a Baghdad power-station worker

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