Verbatim: Aug. 14, 2006

"I'm sure there are aspects of it that are displeasing to almost everyone, but the point is, this is a way to get started, and that's what we hope to do."

JOHN BOLTON, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., on the draft resolution that the U.S. and France agreed on last week, calling for a full cessation of hostilities in Lebanon

"He's in Havana. Where is Mr. Cheney now?"

RICARDO ALARCON, Cuba's National Assembly president, comparing the delayed public appearance of Raúl Castro, the ailing Fidel's younger brother and at least temporary successor, with the U.S. Vice President's tendency to slip away...

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