Verbatim: Apr. 3, 2006

"Nobody likes war. It creates a sense of uncertainty in the country." PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, after acknowledging that he was spending some of the "political capital" gained from his 2004 re-election on the Iraq war

"Soldiers are not supposed to be soft and cuddly." MICHAEL J. SMITH, U.S. Army dog handler who was sentenced last week to six months behind bars for using his Belgian shepherd to "soften up" prisoners at the Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq

"This could be the beginning of the end." JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ ZAPATERO, Spanish Prime Minister, after the Basque separatist group ETA, which has...

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