Verbatim: Oct. 17, 2005

"Lord, you know I don't have the wisdom to make this decision. You know that what I feel now and what I think is right may be dead wrong."

JAMES DOBSON, Focus on the Family founder, qualifying his support of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. He had been quoted as saying, "Some of what I know I am not at liberty to talk about."

"A civil war could erupt at any moment, although some people would say it is already there."

AMR MOUSSA, Arab League secretary-general, describing Iraq ahead of Saturday's referendum on the proposed constitution

"Whatever the scientists say, our...

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