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'Everyone involved in baseball--the commissioners, club officials, the Players Association, players--shares responsibility.'

GEORGE MITCHELL, former Senate majority leader, on his report implicating 82 major league players as having taken performance-enhancing drugs

'They left me militia, they left me gangsters, and they left me all the troubles in the world.'

JALIL KHALAF, Iraqi police commander in Basra, on British forces withdrawing from the city and surrounding province

'My own country, the United States, is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali--we all know that.'

AL GORE, Nobel Prize winner, on efforts at the U.N. climate-change summit to...

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