Verbatim: Sep. 22, 2003

"We don't start a job that we can't finish... That's the American way." PAUL WOLFOWITZ, Deputy Defense Secretary, on the White House's request for $87 billion in military and reconstruction funds for Iraq and Afghanistan next year

"Congress is not an ATM." ROBERT BYRD, Democratic Senator from West Virginia, to Paul Wolfowitz, on the White House's postwar funding request

"Pounce on the Americans just as lions pounce their prey, and bury them in Iraq's graveyard." AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI, Osama bin Laden's deputy, in a new alleged al-Qaeda tape broadcast by al-Jazeera satellite-television network

"Howard Dean's statements break a 50-year record in...

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