Verbatim: Sep. 12, 2005

"This is mass chaos. To tell you the truth, I'd rather be in Iraq."

JASON DEFESS, a National Guard sergeant and Iraq war veteran, on the abysmal hurricane shelter at the New Orleans Superdome

"I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food."

KANYE WEST, rapper, during a celebrity telethon for Katrina victims on NBC, which later distanced itself from his unscripted remarks that ended with "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

"It is going to be...

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