"Even now, I do not understand why it is improper to offer respect and gratitude to all the war dead."
JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI, Japan's Prime Minister, on the controversy over his visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates the country's military dead, including 14 Class-A war criminals

"Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong. And 100,000 people paid with their lives."
GEORGE GALLOWAY, member of the British Parliament, to U.S. Republican Senator Norm Coleman during testimony before the Senate subcommittee investigating the...

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