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"We're being threatened with death."
HUGO CHAVEZ, President of Venezuela, in a televised speech accusing the Bush Administration of planning his assassination

"He's an ass."
GEORGE H.W. BUSH, former U.S. President, on Chávez, who called his son George W. Bush "the devil" during a speech to the U.N. General Assembly last month

"That's all you guys do is read these books. You ought to get a life."
DONALD RUMSFELD, U.S. Defense Secretary, when asked about the questions raised recently concerning his competence—such as those in State of Denial, Bob Woodward's new book...

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