Verbatim: Apr. 2, 2007

'I would ask the American people to be patient. We have invested a lot. It is worth the sacrifice.'

CONDOLEEZZA RICE, Secretary of State, on the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq

'He was scared, terrified, very terrified. You know how a man feels when he is about to be executed.'

BASSAM RIDHA, adviser to Iraq's Prime Minister, describing the mood of former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan as Ramadan was being led to the gallows on the morning of March 20

'When you get cute with slogans, you get yourself into a trap.'

ESTEBAN BOVO, Hialeah, Fla., city council...

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