Verbatim: Oct. 3, 2005

"If this makes the climate loonies in the States realize we've got a problem, some good will come out of a truly awful situation." JOHN LAWTON, chairman of Britain's Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, referring to neoconservatives and Bush Administration officials who deny what he says is the reality of global warming, a by-product of which may be increased storm intensity

"The British troops should stop these barbarian and illegal actions." MOHAMMED AL-WAILI, Iraqi governor of Basra, on British troops' storming a police station there in an effort to free two of their soldiers, who were rumored to have been handed...

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