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'A stable is better, for there you have a donkey that carries a load and a cow that provides milk. The parliament is worse than a stable.'
MALALAI JOYA, female member of the Afghan parliament and longtime critic of fellow legislators whom she deems to be warlords. Joya was suspended after making the comment, in a television interview, that compared parliament to a stable

'Americans have many virtues—we are a hardworking, innovative people—but we are also impatient.'
HENRY PAULSON, U.S. Treasury Secretary, opening a two-day U.S.-China trade summit in Washington D.C. by...

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