Verbatim: Feb. 21, 2005

"Let them bomb Japan with that nasty missile. Their missile cannot load a nuclear warhead."

SHINTARO ISHIHARA, Governor of Tokyo, responding to the statement by North Korea that it had developed nuclear weapons

"If the invaders reach Iran, the country will turn into a burning hell for them."

MOHAMMAD KHATAMI, Iranian President, on the 26th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, on pressures from the U.S. to abandon its nuclear program

"If the butler in the White House as a federal employee can have this option, why can't his neighbor?"

PRESIDENT BUSH, explaining to House Republicans why he wants to model his...

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