Verbatim: Jan. 10, 2005

"In the balance of Islam, this constitution is infidel and therefore everyone who participates in this election will be considered infidels."

OSAMA BIN LADEN, on the upcoming Iraqi election, according to a new tape broadcast by the TV network al-Jazeera

"His vision of the world is one in which there is no freedom of expression, freedom of religion and/or freedom of conscience."

PRESIDENT BUSH, in a rare direct response to bin Laden's statements

"We were more generous when we were less rich, many of the rich countries. And it is beyond me why are we so stingy, really."

JAN EGELAND, emergency-relief...

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